Several people have pointed this out, but perhaps the most influential person in this election cycle is the lady who got the very least votes. Jill Stein. She may have pulled enough votes to elect Trump.
Trump's margin/Jill Stein's tally in the three decisive states, latest count:Following that analysis, if Stein hadn't run, she may not have pulled votes away from Hillary, and in those three very important states, Stein's vote tally is more than Trump's margin over Hillary. It may be that Stein's voters would not have voted for Hillary anyway, or it might have been that they would have stayed home, but the numbers are there, plain and simple.
PA: 46,765/ 49,678
— Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) December 1, 2016
Jill Stein may have been the most influential person in this year's presidential cycle.