Hillary Clinton Now Leads by 2.1M Votes

Checking in on the latest figures
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 24, 2016 8:29 AM CST
Hillary Clinton Now Leads by 2.1M Votes
Hillary Clinton walks offstage after addressing the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds celebration at the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(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's per a running count by the Cook Political Report's David Wasserman, as picked up by NBC News. At the time of this writing, Clinton has 64,418,125 votes to Trump's 62,314,184—a difference of 2,103,941.

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NBC News thinks two figures are particularly noteworthy in relation to Clinton's count: Al Gore's 547,000-vote lead over George W. Bush is roughly a fourth of the lead Clinton now has. It also points out that in 2012, Barack Obama won with 65.9 million votes. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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