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Rufina Vignone | 17 Novembre, 2016, 18:05

"In my lifetime, I have seen two elections where the victor of the general election did not win the popular vote", said Boxer, who supported Clinton for president. The Greek PM then aligned himself with the position laid out by Mr Obama since the election result - that the United States is bound by a series of commitments to Europe and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation that will endure.

"Power", you might wonder.

With Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote, but losing the election, there are calls to get rid of the Electoral College. But there are still concerns that small states and rural areas would be ignored in favor of those with bigger populations if the race hinged strictly on the popular vote. Most states give all their electoral votes to whichever candidate wins the state's popular vote.

But after the near collapse of negotiations with Greece's creditors, other European countries using the euro currency, and the International Monetary Fund _ Tsipras performed a political about-face, signing up to a new bailout and more austerity to prevent his country being forced out of the euro.

Now forget Election Day entirely. Without the statistic involving the majority of the country, it is hard to say which candidate is genuinely more liked.

"Given Trump's attacks on America's long-standing security ties in Europe and Asia, U.S. allies have ample reason to worry about the credibility of America's commitments to their security going forward", Peter Trubowitz, head of the U.S. Centre at the London School of Economics, wrote after the U.S. election.

It does not, however, seem that we are as divided as a nation as the media has portrayed. And while these people hope Trump won't serve as President after all and that the Electoral College will decide in favor of Democratic nominee Clinton, the chances of that happening are essentially nonexistent, according to a report from USA TODAY. That she got away with crimes that would land lower-position government workers in prison turned many voters against her and split the democrat vote.

Don't count on it. Republicans have benefited the most from the system in recent years, and they're in control of Congress.

In his meeting with Tsipras, Obama offered a welcome message of support for the Greeks as they struggle with both economic woes and a huge influx of refugees.

The result of this election had to have been the least "rigged" one in my lifetime, because the only people left that could have gotten Trump into office were his millions of supporters in the general public. Often they are absentee ballots that arrive in the final days before Election Day. So regardless of your feelings towards the president-elect, be extremely proud of the fact that you even had the right to make your voice heard. "It was about the country we love and about building an America that is hopeful, inclusive, and bighearted". And he played a bit of defence, saying that his agenda over past eight years had dealt with economic issues head on and "the country's indisputably better off". We are not limited to established politicians and voting does make a difference. "And so, one of the messages I will be able to deliver is his commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Transatlantic Alliance", Obama said.

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