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Trump Praises Electoral College as Clinton Fans Despair

  • The institution is ‘actually genius,’ president-elect tweets
  • Improbable effort to overturn result amasses signatures online
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President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday praised the Electoral College, an American institution that’s drawn the ire of some Hillary Clinton backers after her surprising loss in last week’s election.

“If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily,” Trump said on Twitter, where his famously frequent and free-wheeling commentary has faded somewhat as he turns to preparations to take office in January.