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Decision 2016

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Electoral College Lesson: More Voters Chose Clinton but Got Trump

Votes are still being counted, but it looks almost certain that despite losing the presidency, Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote

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    Hillary Clinton admitted the loss was painful but urged supporters Wednesday to accept the outcome of the election and continue working together toward a better America. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    It appears more Americans chose Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8, but got Donald Trump.

    Votes are still being counted, but it looks almost certain that despite losing the presidency, Hillary Clinton will win the popular vote, NBC News reported. 

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    And likely by a million or more votes — a much larger margin than Al Gore enjoyed in 2000, when he too was denied by the Electoral College even though he had more votes.

    If the candidate who got fewer votes wins the White House for the second time in five elections, it could put a new spotlight on the peculiar way that America picks its presidents — one not shared by any other democracy.