WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Despite losing Tuesday’s presidential election, Hillary Clinton has a narrow lead in the popular vote, with several million votes still to be counted.
As more votes are counted, Clinton isn’t guaranteed to keep that lead. However, most of the outstanding votes appear to be in Democratic-leaning states. The biggest chunk is in California. Washington State, New York, Oregon and Maryland also have large numbers of uncounted votes. Clinton won all those states.
With nearly 125 million votes counted, The Associated Press tally has Clinton with 47.7 percent and President-elect Donald Trump with 47.5 percent.
The Republican nominee won the White House with 289 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 218.
The Center for Politics had Clinton winning in a landslide and the vaunted FiveThirtyEight website had Clinton with a 71 percent chance of victory at the start of the night.
If Clinton wins the popular vote, she will be the fifth candidate to do so without securing the pre
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