Clinton on track to win popular vote

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGiuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it Sanders hits 1 million donors Democrats will not beat Trump without moderate policy ideas MORE is on track to win the popular vote despite losing the Electoral College and the presidential election.


As of 9:50 a.m., Clinton had amassed 160,000 more votes than Republican Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE, with a trove of votes to still be counted in Democratic leaning California and Washington.

According to an Associated Press count, 59.3 million people had voted for Clinton across the country, while 59.1 million people voted for Trump. 

The New York Times projects that Clinton could win the popular vote by a margin of 0.6 percent. 

But Trump crossed the 270 electoral vote threshold early this morning with a projected win in Wisconsin, thus winning the presidency. 

Clinton will likely become the fifth presidential candidate to win the popular vote but lose the election.

The most recent example came in 2000, when Democrat Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreGinsburg calls proposal to eliminate Electoral College 'more theoretical than real' Difference between primaries and caucuses matters in this election Emma Thompson pens op-ed on climate change: 'Everything depends on what we do now' MORE narrowly won the popular vote but lost the presidency by five electoral votes to George W. Bush.

Before Gore, the last time a presidential candidate won the popular vote but lost the election was in 1888, when Democrat Grover Cleveland won the popular vote but lost to Republican Benjamin Harrison.