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Final Results Show Clinton Won Popular Vote By Over 2.86 Million, Or 2.1 Percent

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Margin Is 2nd-Largest In History For Losing Candidate

With results all but final, Democrat Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than 2.86 million — which would be the second-largest margin of victory for any candidate who went on to lose the Electoral College. 

Clinton’s raw vote total — 65,788,567 — is also the third-highest of any presidential candidate in history, behind only President Barack Obama’s in 2008 and 2012. 

Meanwhile, Trump received the sixth-lowest percentage out of 49 presidents elected since 1824, the first year the popular vote was recored.

Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan outlet that’s been tracking popular vote results, said this week that the final result is likely to be Clinton with 48.2 percent, followed by Trump with 46.1 percent. Wasserman added that he didn’t anticipate any major changes in the results.

The Inquisitr notes that “despite the fact that Trump appears certain to become the 45th president of the United States, Clinton’s popular vote margin appears to negate claims by Trump and his supporters that he has claimed an electoral “mandate,” — a term used to indicate broad popular support for an incoming president’s policy platform.” 

The Electoral College votes Monday. If all electors vote according to state results, Trump will win 306-232. 

 

 

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Watch Live: President Biden to Address the Nation in Prime Time Tonight on Texas Elementary School Shooting

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President Joe Biden, immediately upon returning to the White House Tuesday night will address the nation on the Texas elementary school mass shooting. 14 students and one teacher were shot and killed. President Biden is returning home Tuesday night from his five-day international trip to Asia.

Biden will speak from the Roosevelt Room slated now to start at 8:15 PM ET.

The President has already issued “A Proclamation Honoring The Victims Of The Tragedy In Uvalde, Texas,” including ordering flags to be flown at half staff.

Watch live here, below:

 

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Watch: Texas Attorney General Suggests Arming Teachers After 15 Shot and Killed at Elementary School

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton called for arming teachers and “doing more at the school” to prevent school mass shootings, immediately after14 elementary school students and one teacher were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas.

Paxton, who is in a tight re-election primary runoff race, was speaking to a Newsmax host who noted that Texas is “not a stranger to shootings.”

“Yes, sadly, this has happened again, and it’s a horrible tragedy,” Paxton said, after being asked what efforts have been talked about or taken to prevent school shootings.

“Having one point of entry, making it more difficult for people even to get in that point of entry, and having, potentially, teachers and other administrators who have gone through training and who are armed because first responders typically can’t get there in time to prevent a shooting. This is just not possible unless you have a police officer on every campus, which for a lot of these schools is almost impossible. So I think you’re gonna have to do more at the school because it typically involves very short periods of time and you have to have people trained on campus to react.”

The host talked about hardening schools “so they’re not easy prey for crazy people who go nuts with firearms.”

Defending his call for people to be armed Paxton went on to say people who are “not following murder laws” are “not going to follow gun laws.”

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14 Students and One Teacher Dead at Texas Elementary School Mass Shooting (Streaming Video)

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Fourteen students and one teacher are dead, and others have been injured after a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

ABC News live video (below) reports “14 dead,” stating Gov. Greg Abbott has made that announcement. ABC News, online, citing multiple sources, reports the shooter is also dead.

CNN confirms 15 are dead:

NBC News adds: “The shooting occurred after new FBI statistics released Monday showed active shooter incidents in 2021 surged by more than 50 percent from 2020 and nearly 97 percent from 2017.”

Streaming video via ABC News:

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. 

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