Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a final tally of 2.8 million votes over President-elect Donald Trump in an election that saw 7 million more people vote than in 2012, according to the Cook Political Report.
The final results:
- Clinton: 65,844,610 or 48.2 percent.
- Trump: 62,979,636 or 46.1 percent.
- Others: 7,804,213 or 5.7 percent.
The number of votes cast: 136,628,459. In 2012, that figure was 129,075,630.
The telling number is the Cook report is that in the 13 swing states, Trump won the popular vote over Clinton by nearly 2 percent, backing up his assertion Tuesday that Clinton campaigned in the wrong states.
An assertion he repeated - among others - Wednesday morning on Twitter:
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