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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2m Popular Votes

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Clinton and TrumpHillary Clinton’s margin in the popular vote against President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed two million, furthering the record for a candidate who lost in the Electoral College.

Clinton’s vote total is 64,223,986 (48.1 per cent of the vote), while Trump’s is 62,206,395 (46.6 per cent), a difference of 2,017,591 votes.

Much of that lead was generated by California, where Clinton had 3.7 million more votes than Trump in the last totals reported in the state on Tuesday evening.

The Democratic vote was not distributed well enough across the country, however, Trump carried most of the states and prevailed in the Electoral College.

It is the fifth time the winner of the popular vote has lost the election.

The same thing happened in 2000, when then Democratic nominee Al Gore won the popular vote by nearly 544,000 but lost to former president George W. Bush on electoral votes.

This year, Clinton scored large tallies in states like California but Trump won most of the so-called swing states, which ultimately decide the outcome of elections.

The Electoral College system favours candidates who win by a small margin in lots of states over ones that win by a landslide in just a few.

A group of academics, lawyers and data experts are also trying to persuade the Clinton’s team to join their efforts to investigate the results in three states to check if there was foreign computer hacking that manipulated the outcome.

They are curious on why Clinton performed worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners.

The Green Party’s Presidential Candidate, Jill Stein, is also raising funds to request a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, all won by Trump.

Some Democrats have called for an end to the Electoral College but the U.S. Constitution authorised it and smaller states would likely block its abolition.

Trump, who once called Electoral College a “disaster”, said a popular vote-only system would force candidates to campaign only in bigger states like California, Texas, Florida, and New York.

“I think the popular vote would have been easier in a true sense because you would go to a few places. I think that’s the genius of the Electoral College. I was never a fan of the Electoral College until now,” Trump told The New York Times on Tuesday.

10 Comments

  1. Beard gang

    November 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

    this information is really useful now. lol..
    hillary diane rodham clinton will not be the 45th president of the united states of america.

  2. bruno

    November 24, 2016 at 11:02 am

    even if she leads with 100 million votes, If u don’t reach 270 electoral votes u can’t win the election.hillary couldnt even reach 240. pls someone should explain how the electoral votes works. without the electoral votes big states like New York and ca will be deciding the outcome of every elections. u can’t change the rules after the game has already been played. u lost get over it and stop embarrassing your selves.

    there’s a petition with over 4 million signatures urging the electoral college to pick hillary Clinton over trump. it is impossible. even if they pick hillary over trump, the matter will be taken to congress or so to decide and congress is dominated by republicans who will vote their fellow republican trump. beside so many voters in the electoral college hate hillary Clinton (who doesn’t hate hillary clinton.LOL) so its very unlikely they will give her their votes.

    and as for the recounting of the votes. trust me the last thing hillary Clinton wants is for people to go about turning the stones she kept in strategic places. she kept those stones there for a reason and she is the only one who knows what’s under those stones (illegal voters and dead voters).trust me, hillary doesnt want a recount. cause it will expose her for all her crooked ways.
    or dont u think its a bit fishy how she conceded and went away quickly and quitely. she didn’t even wait or hang around to fight to the finish. this woman rigged this election and still lost. or are u telling me hillary Clinton will run for election or participate in something and wouldn’t cheat? check her track record of cheating and fraud and get back to me.

    • Hector

      November 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

      My God!! You are a troll; and the dangerous kind who speaks with false statistics as if they were real. Dude I pity the people in your life (if there are any at all).

    • Miwa

      November 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

      @Bruno why so much anger towards a woman who doesn’t even know you exist, Haba calm down its US not Nigeria. Lets focus on how to make our own country great and better and leave US alone.

    • Darius

      November 24, 2016 at 11:58 am

      @Bruno, the knower of all things, I hail thee! When John Mccain lost to Obama, he conceded defeat and disappeared. Same thing Mitt Romney did. Saying that Clinton was quick to concede defeat because had something to hide, goes to show how shallow you are. You just dey spit rubbish! I tire for you. ” you lost the election. Get over it and stop embarrassing yourself” Hillary didn’t announce that she won the election by 2 million votes. It was the electoral body that announced the results. Yes, Trump has won, but results are still being counted. Should they stop counting votes because Trump won? They have to complete the count.

    • Darius

      November 24, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      … won the popular vote by 2 millon votes

    • Marlvina

      November 24, 2016 at 12:07 pm

      Are we sure Bruno is not Donald Trump himself? ?

  3. bruno

    November 24, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by
    10704.

    Trump is the first Republican presidential
    candidate since 1988 to win Michigan.

    this pushes donald trump’s electoral votes to 306.
    hahahahahahahahahah. weep u hillary supporters, weep. trump stay winning. he has pounded her to the ground.

    stop consoling ur self with this popular vote rubbish. if she was America’s choice she would have won the election plain and simple but she didn’t.

    closing dates to recount votes in some states are Thursday and Monday so if u people want a recount u better hurry up and file ur petition.

    remove all the illegal voters and dead voters and she won’t win the popular vote. crooked hillary. we all know this woman will rig anything. go and ask bernie sanders he will tell u.

    • McDonald

      November 24, 2016 at 1:57 pm

      But why you dey support Trump. The guy thinks you belong in a zoo. Far right groups are supporting him you with your inferior. Gayself dey hail am. Which level? You be agbaya of the highest level oh. Shame on you. Wannabe uncle Tom. Dont worry soon you go smell your yansh when trump deal with your black monkey gayself.

  4. Suga

    November 24, 2016 at 12:53 pm

    Bellanija please enough of this Hillary and Trump election news, let us move on to something else. It is already boring, what is more is left for people to say that has not been said on this matter already. If only you people have been screaming our country’s economic conditions like this, Buhari would have done something more tangible and more meaningful to aid the situation. Mtsheeew!

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