There was a lot of discussion regarding the fact that Hillary won the popular vote and should therefore have won the election. The fact of the matter is that we DO elect our president via popular vote but we do so indirectly. Your vote counts at the state level and then the states vote for president. You might not like it but that's the way it works.....and here's why the system was designed that way -
Politico has the popular vote count at 62.5M for Hillary and 61.2 M for Trump. That's a difference of 1.3M votes and I've heard suggestions that the final total will be Hillary by more than 2 million votes. That's a pretty compelling argument but if you look into it:
From the LA County Recorder's office, Hillary got over 2.1 million votes in the county while Trump got less than 700k.
That alone is 1.4 million of Hillary's overage.
Here's the NY Times figures for NY.
The 5 Boroughs that are generally considered to be New York City are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. If you look at the votes in those boroughs you'll find that Hillary beat Trump by 1.5 Million votes.
Just TWO CITIES accounted for roughly 150% of Hillary's popular vote win.
THAT, folks, is why we have an electoral college. It prevents the possibility that voters in just two cities can control the election of a president.