- Clinton won popular vote, but Trump won election because electoral system doesn't treat each vote equally
- William Howell: Trump decried political system as "rigged," but the system that distorts vote delivered him presidency
William Howell is a professor of political science at the University of Chicago and co-author, with Terry Moe, of "Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)For the past year, Donald Trump has billed himself as a populist insurgent who would, at long last, take the fight to a political system that was designed to subvert the will of the people. On Election Day, however, Trump lost the popular vote.