Hillary Reaches 1.5 Million in the Popular Vote

Nearly two weeks since the election results, votes are still being counted. While President-Elect Donald Trump won in the electoral college vote, rival Hillary Clinton has officially achieved 1.5 million votes more than Trump. The Associated Press confirmed as of Saturday that Clinton was  leading with 63,390,669 while Trump was standing at 61,820,845. Officially, this is a difference of 1,569,824 votes.

Key southern swing states like Florida and North Carolina allowed Trump to get a bump in the electoral. However, Trump’s main source of victory was winning the swing states in the “Rust Belt,” like Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. This puts Trump at 290 electoral college votes, and Clinton at 232.

Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, who will become the Democratic leader in the Senate upon Harry Reid’s retirement, pledged Sunday to fight Trump and the Republican controlled congress as much as possible. Schumer claims he will be fighting to keep policies like ObamaCare alive in honor of Clinton’s “true win.”

“Look, as you know, Democrats got a majority of the popular vote, Hillary did, so it’s not a mandate,” Schumer said on “This Week” with Martha Raddatz in an interview. “So when we oppose Trump on values or if his presidency takes a dark, divisive turn, we’re going to do it tooth and nail.”

 

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