The Corner

Clinton Wins Popular Vote by Nearly 3 Million

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton officially beat Donald Trump in the popular vote by 2,864,974, an unprecedented margin of victory for any nominee who lost the Electoral College.

According to the Cook Political Report, the election results of all 50 states and the District of Columbia were certified on Tuesday. At final count, 65.8 million people (48.2 percent) cast their vote for Clinton, 62.9 million (46.1 percent) for Republican candidate Donald Trump, and 7.8 million (5.7 percent) for other candidates (Green party candidate Jill Stein, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, independent candidate Evan McMullin, and write-ins).

The announcement came just one day after the Electoral College elected Trump to be the 45th president.

Austin YackAustin Yack is a William F. Buckley Fellow in Political Journalism at the National Review Institute and a University of California, Santa Barbara alumnus.