February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the Earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days. The Gregorian calendar is a modification of the Julian calendar first used by the Romans.
Both presidents George W. Bush and Donald J. Trump won the presidency despite losing the popular vote. In the 2000 election between Bush and Al Gore, Bush received 50,456,002 votes compared to Gore’s 50,999,897. Bush however, received 271 electoral votes (one more than needed) to Gore’s 266 and thus won the presidency. In 2016, Hillary R. Clinton received 65,853,514 while the Trump got 62,984,828. Still, because Trump won 304 electoral votes compared to Clinton’s 227, he won the presidency.