The 2016 US Presidential election was won in two very different ways
65.8 million people voted for Hillary Clinton while 62.9 million people voted for Donald Trump. Hillary Clinton clearly won the popular vote while Donald Trump clearly won the electoral college vote 306 to 232. The people voted for Hillary Clinton overwhelmingly but because the United States of America does not follow the direct vote of its own people but rather uses a weighted point system, Donald Trump won the Presidency while losing the popular vote.
In most cases when the popular vote does track with the electoral college vote, voters are usually satisfied with the overall vote results, however as is the case now, when one vote diverges from the other we are reminded that this system is not fair.
Candidates and political parties on both sides strategize to spend time and money in 11 battleground states Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
While heaping tons of energy, resources and promises on these 11 states, candidates and parties completely ignore every other state in our union, assuming these other non-battleground states will simply vote for one parties nominee as they have done in many past elections, and for the most part this is exactly what happens, 11 battleground states determine the outcome of our Presidential elections. This is completely unfair to the will of the American people, it is unfair to democracy to allow national political parties to manipulate our elections by only courting a small subset of voters, and it is egregious that a minority set of voters gets this unfair advantage.