Hillary Clinton Now Leads Donald Trump in the Popular Vote by a Margin of Two Million
While there’s no disputing that President-elect Donald Trump won the electoral votes necessary to win the Presidency (OK, there’s some disputing), it is becoming increasingly clear that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ran away with the popular vote.
According to David Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, the Democratic nominee’s total raw vote has risen to 64,223,958 compared to 62,206,395 nationwide.
7,143,347 votes went to third party, write-ins, or independent candidates.
It marks the first time since the 2000 presidential election that the winner of the popular vote lost out based on the electoral college system; then-Vice President Al Gore earned about 500,000 more votes over his Republican rival George W. Bush that year.
The latest slight in this voting discrepancy has renewed calls for abolishing the electoral college system altogether.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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