Clinton Won the Popular Vote, Yet Lost the Election

Published On:November 10, 2016, 12:08 pm

While Donald Trump might have tallied a jaw-dropping rather upset presidential victory, but Clinton may perhaps yet receive more votes.

On Wednesday evening, moments post Clinton called Trump to yield; the former secretary of state cohered to a slender lead in the popular vote, 47.7%-47.5%.

According to a tally, Hillary Clinton had 59.16 million votes with 92% of the anticipated vote count, whereas Trump had 59 million votes. With the variation of almost 219,762 votes is hair-line keeping in mind the almost 120 million votes which have been counted so far. The truant votes will considerably change the totals.

It’s the most enthralling turn of events for Trump, who had tweeted post Mitt Romney’s loss in the presidential election in 2012. The tweet said, "The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy."

Clinton would be the first presidential candidate since AI Gore in 200 to win the popular vote but still lose the election, if she still hangs on. Donald Trump who secured the overall nomination by attaining 270 Electoral College votes, presently leads Clinton 290-228, even though New Hampshire and Michigan are yet to be called for.

Before Gore’s loss to George W. Bush in 2000, three other presidential candidates, i.e., Samuel Tilden, Grover Cleveland, and Andrew Jackson, all of these in the 19th century had lost the election but won the popular votes.

Towards, Tuesday, with majority polls witnessing Clinton with fringy but firm leads, the chances of Trump winning were seen as very unlikely. Even the Electoral College map was considered to be on Clinton’s side. She was considered to have many paths to the victory threshold of 270 electoral votes.

However, Trump blotted off Clinton’s safe-wall by gaining unexpected succeeds in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and also swept states such as Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina.

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