TIME 2016 Election

Hillary Clinton Now Leads Donald Trump by Over 2.5 Million Votes

She has a wider margin in the popular vote than 10 presidents had.

Hillary Clinton’s lead in total votes over President-elect Donald Trump has reached 2,526,184 as ballots continue to be tallied.

As Clinton’s popular lead surpasses 2.5 million votes, it grows larger than the lead with which 10 presidents have won the general election, the New York Times reports. That means Clinton is up by 1.9 percentage points overall in the popular vote — approaching the lead that polls predicted in the final days before the election, the Times notes.

The disparity between the general election results and Trump’s electoral college lead of 306 over Clinton’s 232 shows how the electoral college system currently disadvantages Democratic voters because of their concentration in certain cities and regions.

Clinton’s popular vote win continues to grow as the absentee and mail-in ballots for states including New York and California are tallied.

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