An unqualified individual can be elected without the popular vote. We have seen this time and again in our democracy. When someone is selected, it usually signifies they're the very best person available for the job.
Donald John Trump was born June 14, 1946, and 70 years later won the election while losing the popular vote. However, he currently is the 45th and current President of the United States. #POTUS has been in office since January 20, 2017. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and became famous by an NBC TV Show.