I know the 2 nd thing that just popped into your head:
“ Can a candidate win the popular vote & still lose the election? How is this possible?”
A candidate can win the popular vote & still lose overall if he/she does not win the right states. The national popular vote does not matter . This happened four times: 1824, 1876 (Hayes vs. Tilden), 1888 (Harrison vs. Cleveland) & 2000 (Bush vs. Gore).