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There Is Still A Chance Hillary Clinton Could Become President, Despite Losing Electoral Vote

Written by Carly Walker
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The 2016 Presidential election was a nail-biter, and the outcome was something many people weren’t expecting. There were mixed emotions as business tycoon Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.

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Since then, there have been protests all over the streets of America. Many were heartbroken that Democratic leader, Hillary Clinton, didn't win. But many have noted that there might still be a way for Clinton to claim victory.

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Clinton received 200,000 more votes from American Citizens than Trump did. But the reason he won was because he crossed the Electoral College threshold, which earned him another 279 votes. The Electoral College is made up of electors who vote for the president, but they don't vote on election day.

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These electors cast their ballot on December 19, and they vote for the candidate who won the electoral votes. Essentially, these voters can defect and vote against Trump, which would mean that Clinton could still win. This is known as being a faithless elector.

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Clinton received 200,000 more votes from American Citizens than Trump did. But the reason he won was because he crossed the Electoral College threshold, which earned him another 279 votes. The Electoral College is made up of electors who vote for the president, but they don't vote on election day.

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These electors cast their ballot on December 19, and they vote for the candidate who won the electoral votes. Essentially, these voters can defect and vote against Trump, which would mean that Clinton could still win. This is known as being a faithless elector.

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