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HILLARY CLINTON SECURED MORE VOTES THAN ANY OTHER LOSING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN U.S. HISTORY

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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.

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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 “The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.”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.

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On January 6, a Joint Session of Congress will count the 2016 electoral votes, which will be overseen by Vice President

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