It’s official: Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, outpacing president-elect Donald Trump by almost 2.9 million votes.
Clinton, who took home more votes than any other losing presidential candidate in U.S. history, garnered 65,844,954 (48.2%) to Trump’s 62,979,879 (46.1%), according to revised and certified final election results.
The Democrat’s loss despite her significant win of the popular vote has prompted several high-profile politicians in her party to criticize the Electoral College.
A week following the election, retiring Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) introduced a bill to abolish the Electoral College.
“This is the only office in the land where you can get more votes and still lose the presidency,” Boxer said in a statement. “The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.”
Two days later, New York Congressman Charlie Rangel introduced a similar legislation in the House of Representatives.
On January 6, a Joint Session of Congress will count the 2016 electoral votes, which will be overseen by Vice President