It's all about California
Clinton won California by 4.3 million votes more than Trump. (No one knows how many of those votes came from illegal immigrants who were encouraged to vote). In California Clinton won with a higher percentage than Obama–61.5% vs. Obama’s 60%. California Republicans had little reason to turn out and vote because the state is so heavily Democrat and because there were precious few Republicans on the ballot. From Investors Business Daily:
There were two Democrats — and zero Republicans — running to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer. There were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.
At the state level, six districts had no Republicans running for the state senate, and 16 districts had no Republicans running for state assembly seats.
Plus, since Republicans knew Clinton was going to win the state — and its entire 55 electoral votes — casting a ballot for Trump was virtually meaningless, since no matter what her margin of victory, Clinton was getting all 55 votes.
If California’s votes are taken out of the popular vote Trump wins the rest of the country by 1.4 million votes.
Looking at everything but the popular vote, Trump is the clear winner:
Number of states won:
Number of electoral votes won:
Trump: + 68
Ave. margin of victory in winning states:
Trump: + 2.5 points
Popular vote total:
Clinton: + 2.8 million
Popular vote total outside California:
Trump: + 1.4 million