Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton must have had her heart in her mouth for most of Election Night as she trailed Republican Donald Trump for most of the counting, in a surprise for most people who had called the results in her favour. With Donald Trump capturing the key swing states of Ohio and Florida, it seemed he would win the elections after the first few states were called. But then Clinton came back with California and Hawaii. However, that surge was not good enough and that was her last surge. As Trump won most of what was left, Clinton called in to concede though she put off a public speech for the next morning.
In fact, for most of the counting, Trump seemed to have a better share of the popular vote, which is often a good indication that he seemed headed for a win. By the end of it he had won with a clear margin and there was no chance of a tie which some people were hoping for.
Clinton announced her decision to run for president again on April 12, 2015. Her manifesto talked about making college debt-free, introducing a fair tax system and new moves to combating terrorism. However, Clinton was involved in a controversy regarding usage of private email server for classified to official communications. However, she was cleared of all accusations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Clinton was first lady from 1992 to 2000 when her husband Bill Clinton was the President. Her tenure was controversial with criticism that she had covered up accusations against her husband.
Hillary Rodham Clinton was born in 1947 in a Republican household in Illinois, Chicago. However, she gave up Republicanism after being disillusioned by the party’s take on the American civil rights movement and the Vietnam war.
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