Nationally, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the most votes instead of sound achieved by U.S. President Barack Obama. Romney won 42,620,788 votes, while Obama only won 41,897,882 votes.
However, Romney failed to become president. Decisive victory of a candidate not based on the total vote nationwide, but the voice allocation based on the portion victory in 51 states. Based on the allocation of the voice, a candidate must achieve a minimum of 270 votes.
The state of California, for example, has allocated 55 votes. Obama ahead in California, thus, a total of 55 voice would belong to Obama. Obama also excelled in Illinois with 20 rations voice. Romney wins in many states with a smaller share of voice.