I'm not arguing what anything should be legally, I'm simply explaining to you how the United States elects presidents. Custom is not law. And how the people vote in Maine has no bearing on where California's electoral votes go. The popular vote counts the total number of votes each candidate received nationwide. If the popular vote decided the election, Hillary Clinton would be the president. No, it isn't. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. She did not win the election. No amount of semantics will ever change that. No, it isn't. Who won the popular vote, and who won the election? Because most Americans don't have an adequate understanding of the electoral system, this nation's history, the values it was founded on, or the reasons why our Founding Fathers created a Constitutional Republic over a democracy. It is a joke. Who won the popular vote, and who won the election? The popular vote does not determine who the president is. If it did, Hillary Clinton would be the president and not Donald Trump.