The last votes are finally being counted and though Donald Trump will be in the White House in January, it’s difficult for him to say that the country “elected him.” Instead, Trump is the second president in twenty years who will assume the office despite losing the popular vote. The Independent reports that with the final votes coming in, Hillary Clinton leads by about 1.7 million votes. Her lead might grow a little more but it’s unlikely that it will reach 2 million.
Of course Trump’s loss in the popular vote made little difference on the outcome since he won the electoral college. Clinton has been silent since the election, disappearing to her New York home.
Trump, who currently has 290 electoral votes and is expected to earn a few more once Michigan is officially called, has conflicting views of the electoral college. In 2012 he called the system a “disaster for democracy” and called for a “revolution” and “march on Washington.” However, since winning the election he has backtracked and said that the electoral college is “actually genius.” The Independent stated that the votes still being counted are “postal votes and ballots cast by people whose voting eligibility could not be verified on election day.”