Elections lost much of their importance long before William was even born. See, for instance, that Edmund Ironside had himself crowned in London without election -- indeed, had himself crowned in defiance of the witan electing Cnut in Southampton. See also that the election of Harold Harefoot led to nothing more than his regency for Harthacnut for some time.No, he didn't, because he wasn't elected, and the Saxons elected their kings.
I mean, clearly he didn't since Harold Godwinson took the crown 😅Said Hungarian had the best claim. He’s called an Aetheling for good reason. It doesn’t matter what culture he is, it’s his paternal descent that mattered the most.