US Presidential elections 2016: Hillary Clinton leads in popular vote; margin razor-thin

Hillary will become the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote and lose the election since Al Gore lost to George W Bush .

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 10, 2016 11:57 am
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, right, finishes speaking at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, accompanied by her husband former President Bill Clinton, right, finishes speaking at the New Yorker Hotel in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. (Source: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Hillary Clinton may have failed to shatter the “highest glass ceiling”, to quote from her concession speech Wednesday night, but she appears to be well on her way to win the popular vote in the presidential elections. The gap between Hillary and President-elect Donald Trump is razor-thin, a difference of 219,762 votes at the time of writing, considering that 120 million have voted in this election.

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Hillary will become the first presidential candidate to win the popular vote and lose the election since Al Gore lost to George W Bush in the 2000 presidential elections. In the entire history of US presidential elections, three candidates, Andrew Jackson, Samuel Tilden and Grover Cleveland, all in the 19th century, lost the election but won the popular vote before Gore. As things stand at the moment, Trump is at 47.5% with 59,690,923 votes and Hillary at 47.7% 59,916,416 votes.

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The state of Michigan is yet to be called in, but Trump is marginally ahead in the contest. So far, Trump has snapped up 290 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. Trump pulled off a stunning victory after sweeping key battle ground states such as Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. Wresting Pennsylvania from the Democratic Party sealed Trump’s win over Hillary. The state had been voting for a Democrat since 1992 up until now.

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    Viajero Pugilist
    Nov 10, 2016 at 4:48 am
    We in the U.S. need some creative destruction: time to replace the Electoral College, a relic from 1783, with a nationwide por vote. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This would also do away with the insane "swing state" focus which skews and draws out our election campaigns to almost two years in length, with horribly negative consequences for the running of our democracy. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Time to update it!
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      Viajero Pugilist
      Nov 10, 2016 at 4:47 am
      We in the U.S. need to some creative destruction: time to replace the Electoral College, a relic from 1783, with a por vote. This would also do away with the insane "swing state" focus that skews and draws out our elections to almost two years in length, with horribly negative consequences for the running of our democracy. lt;br/gt;Time to update it!
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        Manzoor
        Nov 10, 2016 at 8:03 am
        Worldwide, common people are against elite and establishments.
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          Mayur Panghaal
          Nov 10, 2016 at 7:10 am
          People were looking to kick out the corrupt capitalism in America and were looking at Bernie Sanders.lt;br/gt;But when they saw how Democrats themselves subverted sanders and favored clinton ,the backlash was imminent.lt;br/gt;This is a severe blow to democrats...and all of their own doing.lt;br/gt;Shame on Obama to stand and watch all this silently and even approvingly in favor of clinton.lt;br/gt;LikeShow More ReactionsCom
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            Murshed
            Nov 10, 2016 at 6:03 am
            Very much disturbed and pained for Hillary loss....may god save USA and save the world from destruction.......
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              Rauf
              Nov 10, 2016 at 11:44 am
              Clinton is the best Choice for America
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              Rauf
              Nov 10, 2016 at 11:43 am
              I considered her to be best President of USA
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              sreeram
              Nov 10, 2016 at 6:17 am
              Babies keep crying. They said the same when Khangress lost. Then Khangress got por vote and then it lost. Same thing gets repeated again for Hillary. She was a corrupt women. Media losts its mental balance. What does it mean that a corrupt woman who lost in elelctions, got por vote means ? Does it indicate all those por votes are a group of corrupted mental people ?
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