Trump tweets criticism of Clinton's popular vote win, says Electoral College is 'more sophisticated'

The final vote count from the 2016 election is in -- and while Donald Trump may have won the Electoral College, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 Million votes.

The voting results are now officially certified and the final number is 2,864,974 votes, according to the Cook Political Report. That final tally is five times the margin Al gore beat George W. Bush by in 2000 when he lost the Electoral College. That just 72,000 votes shy of President Obama's win in 2012.

In true Donald Trump fashion, the president-elect took to Twitter to comment on the updated results.

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The president-elect also rebuked pundits and commentators in a Wednesday morning tweet, expressing concern over their lack of coverage around his campaign spending:

Trump's popular vote tally was over 2 percent lower than that of the Democratic candidate.

According to the New York Times, Trump had the third-worst vote margin among all winning presidential candidates in U.S. history -- with only Rutherford B. Hayes and John Quincy Adams acquiring less.

Despite two electors defecting - Trump won the Electoral College with 304 electoral votes.

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Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon

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Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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