Clinton Wins New Hampshire

Only 1 state still has to report results
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 15, 2016 12:31 AM CST
Updated Nov 15, 2016 5:03 AM CST
Clinton Wins New Hampshire
A Democratic volunteer rests his hands on the top of his head while watching election returns during an election night rally in Manchester, Nh, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Almost a week after the result that really mattered, some good news has arrived for the Clinton campaign: Hillary Clinton has officially won New Hampshire and its four Electoral College votes, the AP reports. Clinton won by around 2,700 votes, less than 1% of the 732,000 cast, and Donald Trump's campaign has decided not to seek a recount. Both candidates campaigned heavily in the swing state. Michigan is now the only state with results still outstanding, and Trump has a lead there of 13,107 votes out of 4,785,223 cast, reports the Detroit Free Press. The state's Board of Canvassers will make the result official Nov. 28, and authorities say Trump's lead is likely to hold.

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With the New Hampshire result, Clinton, who is narrowly leading in the popular vote, has 232 Electoral College votes, while Trump has an insurmountable lead with 290, the Hill reports. Trump has criticized the Electoral College system in the past and in a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday, he said he wasn't going to change his mind about it just because he won, the International Business Times reports. "I would rather see it where you went with simple votes," he said. "You know, you get 100 million votes and somebody else gets 90 million votes and you win." (GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost an incredibly close race in New Hampshire.)

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