Forget Romney winning the popular vote and Obama winning the electoral vote.
Having barely lived through that along with the rest of the country, I pray that the popular vote and electoral vote totals align.
Reagan won a landslide of the electoral vote, but less than 51% of the popular vote.
the tally of the number state-appointed party-affiliated electors for the US presidential candidate who has won a majority of the popular vote in that state, e.g. the number of Republican electors is the vote that goes to the Republican candidate when he/she wins the state