Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Keeps Climbing

She now leads by 1.7M votes
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2016 10:11 AM CST
It's something at least.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – Donald Trump is going to the White House, but Hillary Clinton might find some consolation in the popular vote. She currently leads Trump by 1.7 million votes, up from 1.1 million, with some states still evaluating absentee and provisional ballots, reports USA Today. The Electoral College, of course, is all that matters, and Trump leads there 290-232. Michigan is the only state still to be decided, and its 16 electoral votes won't change the big picture even if Clinton collects them. Results won't be finalized for weeks, and the best bet is that Trump will end up winning 306-232, reports PolitiFact, which disagrees with Reince Priebus's assertion that the margin constitutes an "electoral landslide." (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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