Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Donald Trump has surpassed the 2.5 million benchmark, according to a tally Wednesday evening.
Compiled from “official sources” by David Wasserman, an analyst with the Cook Political Report, the latest count puts the Democratic presidential nominee up 1.9 percent.
Trump won the Nov. 8 election through the Electoral College, but absentee and provisional ballots in large Democratic states like California are still being counted. The total vote tally stands at 65,145,375 votes for Clinton and 62,623,869 for Trump, according to Wasserman’s count. That gives Clinton 48.2 percent of the popular vote, while Trump received 46.3 percent.
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The only presidential candidate to receive a higher raw presidential vote total than Clinton was Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012.