Clinton beats Trump by nearly 3M in popular vote
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLate night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study 10 steps toward better presidential debating Continuity is (mostly) on the menu for government contracting in the next administration MORE won the popular vote by just under 3 million votes, final state vote totals aggregated by the Cook Report revealed on Tuesday.

The political news outlet, which has been tracking the votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, found Clinton with 65.8 million votes and 48.2 percent, compared to 62.9 million and 46.6 percent for Republican Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNearly 300 former national security officials sign Biden endorsement letter DC correspondent on the death of Michael Reinoehl: 'The folks I know in law enforcement are extremely angry about it' Late night hosts targeted Trump over Biden 97 percent of the time in September: study MORE.

It tweeted out that all of the states plus D.C. had certified their results. 

Other candidates — including Green Party Candidate Jill Stein, Libertarian Candidate Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonPoll: Biden notches 7-point lead ahead of Trump in New Hampshire One down, three more debates to go The Memo: 'Trump fatigue' spells trouble for president MORE and write-ins — took 5.7 percent of the popular vote, Cook Report’s data showed.

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The results come a day after the Electoral College voted to secure Trump's presidency.

On Monday, Trump won 304 Electoral College votes — just two below those he won on election night. Two Republican electors cast their ballots for alternatives.

Clinton got 227 votes after five Democratic electors voted for alternatives.  

Anti-Trump groups had urged Republican electors to defect but those efforts fell flat. Clinton received more defections than Trump in the final tally.

Many Democrats across the country have called for an end to the Electoral College since the election.

On Monday, The New York Times’s editorial board pushed for ending the Electoral College, calling it an “antiquated mechanism” that eliminates “basic fairness” from the presidential race.

Clinton is the second Democrat to lose the presidential election but win the popular vote in the last five races. Republican George W. Bush defeated Democrat Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreFox News president warns of calling winner too soon on election night: 2000 still 'lingers over everyone' Older voters helped put Trump in office; they will help take him out Debate is Harris's turn at bat, but will she score? MORE in the 2000 election after Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes -- a sizably smaller lead than Clinton.

This story was updated at 3:04 p.m.