- candidates: John F. Kennedy vs Richard Nixon
- popular vote: 34,220,984 34,108,157
- states won: 22 26
- electoral vote: 303 219
The candidates could challenge the system for
One Vote per State.
Right now, whether it is Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, the Constitution of United States doesn't provide any special status to them as Presidential Candidates. They are just like any other citizens.
But, after election, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will get an unquestionable authority from the people of United States. With that power, they will challenge the system.
There will not be any violence. Only in other countries, there are violence during the transfer of power; but not in United States.
In other countries, the Magna Carta has not been implemented yet. So, there is no clear separation of the Executive and Judicial. The King or the Queen or the Prime Minister is still considered as the Head of the Judicial Branch. So, people have no trust in their Judicial System and take the case on to the street and involved in an act of violence. Then the military will demonstrate their power over the civilian systems.
In United States, people do trust the Judicial System. People do trust the Federal, State and County level Judicial System. So, people will not get on to the street and get into violence. Certainly, military will not take control over the civilian systems.
In 1960 election, Richard Nixon won more states than John F. Kennedy. If it is 2016, then the candidates would challenge the result.
Before election, the candidates cannot challenge the system; but after election, the candidates could challenge the system. This challenge will be all about interpretation of the process. This challenge will be about the interpretation of the Constitution. The Constitution treats all states equal. If that is true, then each states would get TWO votes only.
California will not get 55; Texas will not get 38.
Right now, if a candidate wins California, that candidate gets 55 electoral votes.
If the other candidate challenges the interpretation, then the California winner will get only ONE vote.
This challenge cannot be done at the county or state level judicial system. It should be at the Supreme Court.