Hillary Earned Historic Number of Votes

In the final, certified presidential-election tally, Hillary Clinton received more votes than any other losing candidate in U.S. history. She won about 2.9 million more votes than President-elect Donald Trump, with a total of 65,844,954—or 48.2 percent of the vote. Trump received 62,979,879 votes, or 46.1 percent of the total. However, Clinton’s margin only ranks third among defeated presidential candidates. Andrew Jackson, in 1824, won the popular vote by 10 percent and still lost the presidency to John Quincy Adams. In second place, Samuel Tilden got 3 percent more votes than Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876. Hayes won the Electoral College by just one electoral vote.