Hillary Clinton Still Dominates the Popular Vote
If Clinton maintains that lead, she will become the fifth U.S. presidential candidate to win the popular vote but still lose the election. The most recent example scenario is when Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in 2000.
Needless to say, a candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win a presidential election, and Clinton had 218.
Despite this, Clinton supporters are banking on a final, unlikely scenario known as "Faithless Electors" — trying to get electors to switch to Clinton even in states that bind them to that state's popular vote victor, according to Heavy.
The Electoral College meets in December, and until then, there is no evidence that either campaign is preparing for a recount.
What is known is that Clinton now has the fourth highest popular vote margin in U.S. history.
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