National Popular Vote movement gaining more traction

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The Republican President-elect, who has questioned the Electoral College in the past, said that he believes the process should be changed. "Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts", Boxer said.

A petition encouraging the members of Electoral College to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton to serve as president received more the 4.3 million support as of today, November 16.

And now, with the results of the 2016 popular vote and Electoral College result differing, the idea is gaining more traction.

In 2013, Trump tweeted that the Electoral College is a "disaster for a democracy".

More than 4.3 million people have signed a petition at Change.org asking Electoral College members to vote for Clinton when they meet on December 19. The other four are Al Gore, who lost to George W. Bush in 2000; Andrew Jackson, who lost to John Quincy Adams in 1824, but later went on to win the presidency in 1928; Samuel Tilden, who lost to Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876; and Grover Cleveland who lost re-election to Benjamin Harrison in 1888, but was elected for a second term in 1892. The former secretary of state, meanwhile, won 232 electoral votes with the help of California (55), NY (29) and IL (20). Barbara Boxer are leading the charge to abolish the Electoral College.

President-elect Donald Trump's loss of the popular vote prompted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured) to caution Trump to stop fueling "flames of division and bigotry" and to bring Americans together. While rare, such "faithless elector" votes have happened.

Toretti, from IN in western Pennsylvania, said "the whole point of the Electoral College" is to give all of the states a say IN presidential elections, so that they are not dominated by the most populous states like California and NY. In just the last week, they say that 50,000 letters have been written.

Farley pointed out that the Supreme Court's language is ambiguous as to whether these sanctions can be formally upheld. The candidate who wins the majority of the votes in the states (except ME and Nebraska) are supposed to get all of the electoral votes.

"There is a lot of uncertainty because it is such a scarce occurrence", said FairVote staff attorney Chris Hughes, who was one of the polling experts quoted in the USA TODAY report.

Clinton admitted Wednesday in her first public appearance since conceding the election that she has struggled to accept her loss. There were 82 votes changed based on an Elector's personal choice, but these changes still didn't affect any election's results. The Electoral College giving Hillary Clinton the win is extremely doubtful, as President Barack Obama and Clinton herself are likely to oppose it.