Any time the electorate goes against the popular vote , which is their right to do so , you have a lot of screaming , threats , and whining . Especially in the beginning . People learn to get over it , pretty much because the grudgingly admit defeat . Not voter defeat , but grudgingly admit , that the people dont elect the president , never have , and get on with their lives . They screamed when Bush was selected over Gore . It died down , and he got 8 years . Too early to tell . Trump has many enemies , he also has as many allies and supporters , the left had better seriously reconsider any ideas about assassination , because his supporters are willing to start shooting liberals , civil war . Many ‘ worse ‘ people have been elected , we still survive , and will continue to do so .