US Presidential Elections 2016: Despite race defeat, Hillary Clinton maintains narrow lead in popular vote

With nearly 125 million votes counted, The Associated Press tally has Clinton with 47.7 percent and President-elect Donald Trump with 47.5 percent.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2016 11:34 pm
US presidential elections 2016, US elections, US polls, Hillary Clinton, Clinton, elections popular vote, US elections news, US news, world news, latest news, indian express Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in New York where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Despite losing Tuesday’s presidential election, Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton has a narrow lead in the popular vote, with several million votes still to be counted. As more votes are counted, Clinton isn’t guaranteed to keep that lead. However, most of the outstanding votes appear to be in Democratic-leaning states. The biggest chunk is in California. Washington State, New York, Oregon and Maryland also have large numbers of uncounted votes. Clinton won all those states.

With nearly 125 million votes counted, The Associated Press tally has Clinton with 47.7 percent and President-elect Donald Trump with 47.5 percent.

Speaking ahead of Clinton to a room of supporters and aides in New York Wednesday, her running mate Senator Tim Kaine prompted a standing ovation when he noted Clinton is leading in the popular vote in the race against Trump. In her concession speech, Clinton said, “We owe Trump an open mind and the chance to lead.”

(With inputs from AP)