Clinton Popular Vote Lead Now Over 1.75 Million Votes

Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump in the 2016 election is now over 1.75 million votes, as of November 22, 2016.

Clinton has received 63,764,596 votes while Trump has 62,008,801. Her popular vote margin over him stands at 1,755,795 votes.

According to Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, Clinton is likely to hit 65 million votes when all the votes are in, “on par” with what President Obama earned in 2012, with a popular vote margin of 2.5 million votes.

Trump will retain the Electoral College lead, having earned over the 270 electoral votes required to earn the presidency, but he will have done so while losing the popular vote by a wide margin and lacking a mandate for sweeping changes.

In 2000, George W. Bush also won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote though his margin was much closer. Gore got 547,398 more votes when all ballots were tallied.