Hillary Clinton 2016

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Insiders Say Clinton Only Conceded After Obama Called

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton didn't concede the election until after a late-night phone call from President Obama, according to a new book on the historic defeat. The Hill reports that authors Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen say sources told them Obama called Clinton as results came in from Ohio, Pennsylvania, and... More »

Hillary Clinton Now Leads by 2.1M Votes

Checking in on the latest figures

(Newser) - When Newser last checked in on the state of Election 2016's popular vote on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was leading President-elect Donald Trump by about 1.7 million votes. Two days later, as absentee and provisional ballots continue to be tallied, that lead has passed the 2 million mark. That'... More »

Trump Team: No, We Won't Try to Lock Her Up

Kellyanne Conway says as much to MSNBC

(Newser) - In an early October debate , Donald Trump said to Hillary Clinton that "if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation." The former has come to pass, but the latter apparently won't, at least according... More »

Clinton: Comey's Late Bombs Torpedoed My Campaign

Says in call that FBI director's letters dealt her last-minute irrecoverable blows

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton isn't writing James Comey any love letters these days, reports the New York Times , with the vanquished Democrat briefly raising her head Saturday to tell top fundraisers in a conference call that while "there are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful,... More »

'Nuts' Mich. Rep Turned Out to Be Spot-On About Election

Debbie Dingell says she warned Dems that Clinton was ignoring key group

(Newser) - "That's Debbie, it's hyperbole, she is nuts." That's the vibe Debbie Dingell, a Michigan Democrat who represents her state's 12th Congressional District, says she received throughout Election 2016, when she tried to warn her fellow Democrats that no, Hillary Clinton was not on an... More »

Clinton Knew She 'Stepped In It' Over Deplorables Remark

Strategists say she blew it with working-class whites

(Newser) - The Democrats have, somewhat belatedly, spotted two huge problems with Hillary Clinton's campaign, the New York Times reports. One was her status as a Washington insider with strong links to Wall Street, and the other related problem was a failure to connect with the white working class that helped... More »

Clinton Could Be the 5th Person to Ever Lose Like This

There's a real chance she'll take the popular vote

(Newser) - It may be deja vu all over again for Democrats, with the very real possibility emerging that Hillary Clinton will be the second candidate in 16 years to win the popular vote but lose the Electoral College. As of 8am ET, Clinton had pulled ahead of President-elect Donald Trump by... More »

It Will Be President Trump; Clinton Concedes

A stunning upset

(Newser) - The AP declared Donald Trump the next president of the United States in the early morning hours Wednesday, and Hillary Clinton called him to concede. That concession came soon after aide John Podesta said not to expect one because some states remained too close to call. In fact, NBC News... More »

Miami Herald's Endorsement, in Just 5 Words

Short and sweet

(Newser) - Herald for the endorsement win. In just five words, the Miami newspaper offered its take on how Election 2016 should play out, with smiling headshots of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, followed by the words: "Her. Not Him. Enough Said." It's hard to beat that... More »

10 Big Names Predict How This Is Going to End

It remains good news for Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Either the poll-readers are way off or Hillary Clinton is going to be the next president of the United States instead of Donald Trump. Here's a look at some big-name predictions, expressed as either the candidate's odds of winning or their electoral votes:
  • Nate Silver , FiveThirtyEight: Clinton, 70%
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Clinton Wins in First Town to Report Results

Romney, Johnson tied for 3rd in Dixville Notch, NH

(Newser) - The election is over in tiny Dixville Notch—and it did not go well for Donald Trump. With all eight votes counted in the New Hampshire town, traditionally the first in the US to report election results, Hillary Clinton has four votes to two for Donald Trump. Gary Johnson and,... More »

Trump May Have Awoken a 'Sleeping Giant'

And that could spell trouble for him

(Newser) - Donald Trump may have woken up what pollsters call a "sleeping giant"—and it's not planning on voting for him. As the campaigns enter their final day, the Washington Post reports that there are signs that the Latino voter turnout is set to break records, and much... More »

Trump Isn't Buying FBI's Email Conclusion

Clinton 'is guilty. She knows it,' he says

(Newser) - Donald Trump is accusing the FBI of impropriety after its director lifted a cloud hanging over Trump rival Hillary Clinton. FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Sunday that the bureau had found no evidence to warrant criminal charges against Clinton in a trove of newly discovered emails. Trump insisted at... More »

Comey Announces Results of New Clinton Email Review

FBI still doesn't believe she should be charged, he says

(Newser) - Just as quickly as the bombshell was dropped, it disappeared: FBI Director James Comey said in a letter Sunday to the top Republicans on the House Oversight Committee that after reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails, the bureau still believes there's no reason for Clinton to be criminally charged.... More »

San Diego Church Flier Says Voting Democrat Is 'Mortal Sin'

The diocese says that's ridiculous

(Newser) - If you live in San Diego and plan on voting for Hillary, it's best you don't read two recent newsletters from Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. In the Oct. 16 bulletin for the Old Town church, which is used as an election polling site, a flier was inserted. Along... More »

With 35M Votes Already Cast, Some Good Signs for Clinton

In NC, Trump tries to energize base as Clinton targets minority turnout

(Newser) - With only a handful of days left until Election Day, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stepped up their efforts Thursday and made appeals to two very different groups of voters in the same swing state. The New York Times reports that Clinton, who is trying to boost minority turnout, painted... More »

Feds Investigating Fake Documents Targeting Clinton

Officials warn Russian meddling won't end with election

(Newser) - Moscow is on a mission to meddle in the election, and it could continue even after Election Day, American officials warn. Officials tell the Washington Post that Russian intelligence services may try to create doubt about the legitimacy of the results, possibly faking evidence of vote-rigging if Donald Trump loses... More »

Clinton Is Still the Frontrunner

Crystal Ball blog says she's winning in all the crucial states

(Newser) - Yes, Donald Trump has a path to victory , but a post at University of Virginia analyst Larry Sabato's Crystal Ball blog asserts that Hillary Clinton remains the "clear frontrunner." Not that the news is great for her: New concerns about her emails are taking a toll, and... More »

At Heart of One FBI Inquiry: Critical Book Clinton Cash

It alleges foreign donors got special treatment at State Department

(Newser) - Federal investigations of Hillary Clinton almost played an even bigger role in this election than they already do, insiders say. Sources tell the Wall Street Journal that by February of this year, FBI agents thought they had enough evidence to investigate whether Clinton Foundation donors improperly received favorable treatment from... More »

Think Trump Can't Win? Think Again

FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver lays out the scenarios—and Trump's 'no longer really a long shot'

(Newser) - A national poll showed Donald Trump slightly ahead of Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, though, as Nate Silver points out at FiveThirtyEight , cherry-picking polls isn't necessarily indicative of an overall trend: Per the FiveThirtyEight model that analyzed a whole slew of surveys, Clinton appears to still be in the lead... More »

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