Hillary Clinton leads by 2.8 million in final popular vote count https://t.co/RGOljk8rBU— TIME (@TIME) December 21, 2016
The final count is in: Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.8 million votes.
The final votes are in
It's official: More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than any other losing presidential candidate in U.S. history.
According to the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report, Clinton’s final tally came in at 65,844,610 votes, compared to Donald Trump’s 62,979,636 -- a difference of 2,864,974. The total number of votes for other candidates was 7,804,213.
Clinton lost the Electoral College tally -- the only number that really counts -- 227 to 304.
Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote. Hillary focused on the wrong states!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2016
In response to the popular votes, Donald Trump tweeted this Wednesday.
I would have done even better in the election, if that is possible, if the winner was based on popular vote - but would campaign differently— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 21, 2016
He said he would have campaigned differently if the election was based on the popular vote.
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