Hillary trumps Prez-elect in popular vote
Hillary Clinton is more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the US presidential elections, a tally compiled by the Cook Political Report showed on Thursday. The Democratic candidate’s 1.5 per cent lead in the popular vote makes no difference to the outcome of the November 8 election, which Trump won by taking a majority of electoral votes. Clinton conceded the following day. But the former secretary of state’s popular vote lead continues to grow. She has received 64,227,373 votes to Trump’s 62,212,752 million, according to the Cook Political Report’s latest tally, which was compiled from official sources. It is the second time this century that a Democrat has won the popular vote but lost the presidential election.