Updated unofficial results show Trump beating Clinton by 10704 votes

Amos Herrera
Ноября 25, 2016

Trump himself is a noted critic of the electoral college who called it "a disaster for a democracy" in 2012, and told the New York Times reporters he would "rather do the popular vote" and was "never a fan of the electoral college until now".

Votes are still outstanding in Democratic strongholds California and Washington.

Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote has narrowly surpassed 2 million votes, according to reports.

Clinton's margin in the popular vote against Trump's as additional votes have been counted in the presidential election, furthered the record for a candidate who lost in the Electoral College.

Clinton won 2 million more votes than Trump and some academic and voting experts have suggested that the election results in three key states should be challenged because of possible irregularities in voting patterns that they say could be the result of hacking.

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It is extremely rare for an elector to go against the will of their state's people and in fact most are bound by state law to follow the popular vote, but that hasn't stopped some Democratic electors from trying to lobby voters in other states to vote against Trump. With the newly added votes, Clinton has now exceeded the popular vote percentages of seven candidates who ascended the presidency.

Secretary of State spokesperson Fred Woodhams has said it's unlikely that Trump's lead over Clinton would be reversed. Even though this recent activity will probably have no effect on decision made on election day, its is making the public seriously question the effectiveness of the electoral college.

It is the fifth time the victor of the popular vote has lost the election.

"The popular vote would have been a lot easier, but it's a whole different campaign", Trump said, notes Politico. I would have been in California, I would have been in Texas, Florida and NY, and we wouldn't have gone anywhere else.

I am concerned that so many citizens are not educated about how the Electoral College works and what it was created for.

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