This is either a glimpse of hope for Hillary Clinton supporters or it could just be a super cool bit of political trivia you definitely will want to know about. Though Donald Trump technically declared victory yesterday and has been deemed the next President of the United States (sparking protests, backlash and concerns over women鈥檚 issues), there is in fact still a chance that Hillary Clinton could win the election. Seriously!

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Here鈥檚 the thing: Donald Trump may have won the electoral vote with 290 to Clinton鈥檚 228. But, Hillary actually won the popular vote. What does that mean? More people voted for Hillary than Donald. But because it鈥檚 the electoral votes that get you into the White House, Trump took home the win.

However, that鈥檚 not where things end. After we鈥檙e done at the polls and the counts are tallied, members of the Electoral College will cast their ballots. This time around, that will take place on December 19. Though these members are supposed to vote on their state鈥檚 behalf, they have the power to go against that decision if they feel it鈥檚 necessary.

Though these 鈥渇aithless electors,鈥 as they鈥檙e called, may seem like rogues, it鈥檚 not as rare as you might think. Since the electoral college was founded, there have been 157 who have invoked their right to vote as they see best.

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Though this possibility might be unlikely, some citizens want to encourage the option, even creating a petition to 鈥渕ake Hillary Clinton President on December 19鈥 which has already gained nearly 500,000 signatures.

鈥淥n December 19, the electors of the electoral college will cast their ballots. If they all vote the way their states voted, Donald Trump will win. However, they can vote for Hillary Clinton if they choose,鈥 the petition explains, adding, 鈥淲e are calling on the Electors to ignore their states鈥 votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why? Mr. Trump is unfit to serve. His scapegoating of so many Americans, and his impulsivity, bullying, lying, admitted history of sexual assault and utter lack of experience make him a danger to the Republic鈥 Secretary Clinton WON THE POPULAR VOTE and should be President.鈥

Despite this seeming like a glimpse of hope for Clinton supporters, it would certainly stir up a heck of a political storm and perhaps even go against Hillary鈥檚 own message of unity between the parties.

What do you think about the possibility that Hillary Clinton could still win? Tweet us @BritandCo!

(h/t Elite Daily; photos via Justin Sullivan/Getty)