Hillary Clinton’s lead over President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote now exceeds 2 million, according to reports. Dave Wasserman, of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said Clinton has received 64,223,958 votes, where Trump has 62,206,395 votes. Still, Trump grabbed more than the required 270 Electoral College votes and prevailed Nov. 8. Last week on Twitter, Trump wrote: “If the election were based on total popular vote I would have campaigned in N.Y. Florida and California and won even bigger and more easily.” Despite Trump’s win, on Tuesday evening, a group of computer scientists, activists, and election lawyers urged for a recount in three states—Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin—citing abnormalities in the reported results.
Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead surpassed 2 million overnight https://t.co/Kj03XW0gVe
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 23, 2016