She is up by 1.8 million votes, with 7 million still being counted.
Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote
in Tuesday’s election. It is now clear that she won it by a margin
larger than two candidates who went on to win the presidency.
David Leonhardt, a columnist for The New York Times, noted on Friday
that with a 1.7-percentage-point popular vote lead over Donald
Trump,Clinton will have a larger margin of victory than Richard Nixon
had over Hubert Humphrey in 1968 or John F. Kennedy had over Nixon in
1960. (Her edge is also larger than Al Gore’s popular vote victory over
George W. Bush in 2000, though he too was stymied by an electoral
The vote count will not change the state outcome, however.
A petition demanding the Electoral College nominate Clinton has 4 million supporters on change.org.
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