No it didnt , the popular vote is irrelevant , the president is elected by the electoral college , who are under NO obligation to vote the way the people do . If the people went on strike , and refused to vote , as long as the electorate voted , there would still be a president , and it would be 100% Constitutional . Thats why the hacking accusation is so ridiculous , the Russians seem to know what most Americans cant accept , and that is, that their wishes are irrelevant . The guy that voted for Clinton is just as irrelevant as the guy that voted for Trump or Mickey Mouse …………..we DONT elect the president . If people would bother to read the Constitution , they would see it in black and white , that the people dont elect the president . Again , we do have control over who we send to support or oppose the president . If more people would accept that , they would not get so emotional and violent about something they dont have control over , and NEVER DID . Republic or Democracy ? the president is the only thing that makes the US a republic , and not a full democracy . Not saying I agree with it , but that is how it has always been . Beating the crap out of each other on the street over something that they have never had control over , is moronic . The behavior we have seen from people this last time is a new low for America .