US president-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Reuters File Photo)
US president-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada.(Reuters File Photo)

Clinton leads US president-elect Trump by over 2 million in popular votes

Hillary Clinton is now more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the US presidential elections, a tally compiled by the Cook Political Report showed Wednesday.
By AFP, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2016 08:37 AM IST

Hillary Clinton is now more than two million votes ahead of President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote count for the US presidential elections, a tally compiled by the Cook Political Report showed Wednesday.

The Democratic candidate’s 1.5% lead in the popular vote makes no difference to the outcome of the November 8 election, which Trump won by taking a majority of electoral votes. Clinton conceded the following day.

But the former secretary of state’s popular vote lead continues to grow.

She has received 64,227,373 votes to Trump’s 62,212,752 million, according to the Cook Political Report’s latest tally, which was compiled from official sources.

Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington. (Reuters File Photo)
Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children’s Defense Fund in Washington. (Reuters File Photo)

It is the second time this century that a Democrat has won the popular vote but lost the presidential election.

In 2000, vice-president Al Gore lost to George W Bush despite winning nearly 544,000 more votes than his Republican rival.

The Supreme Court ultimately decided that election, pushing Bush over the top in electoral votes by giving him the win in the contested state of Florida.

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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the joint rally of Left, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF), ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, in Kolkata. (PTI)
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the joint rally of Left, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF), ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, in Kolkata. (PTI)

Congress did not directly negotiate with Owaisi's ISF, says Adhir Chowdhury

ANI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Asked about ISF's alliance, Adhir Chowdhury said, "No direct negotiation with ISF, meeting is continuing with Left. However one of our leaders spoke to them (ISF) but there has been no direct negotiation with our party."
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AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi(ANI Photo)
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi(ANI Photo)

In veiled response to Cong-Left Kolkata rally, Owaisi quotes Majrooh Sultanpuri

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:56 PM IST
In a first, the Left-Congress-ISF alliance kicked off their campaign for the West Bengal assembly elections on Sunday with a mega rally at Kolkata's famed Brigade Parade Ground.
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There have bene at least three incidents of unrest in the Kolkata Police this month.(ANI)
There have bene at least three incidents of unrest in the Kolkata Police this month.(ANI)

BJP writes to Kolkata police commissioner over cops trying to influence polls

PTI
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The party demanded that an enquiry be carried out in the matter, and the police personnel carrying out the "illegal exercise" be immediately suspended.
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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with children in Kanyakumari on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi interacts with children in Kanyakumari on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Rahul Gandhi attacks Palaniswami, talks about 'kind of leader' who can be CM

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:35 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Tamil Nadu, where Assembly elections will be held in a single phase on April 6. He attacked CM K Palaniswami saying he bows to PM Modi.
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Tejashwi Yadav attends a press conference at Kolkata where he met with Bengal RJD. (Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)
Tejashwi Yadav attends a press conference at Kolkata where he met with Bengal RJD. (Twitter/@yadavtejashwi)

Bengal elections: RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav to meet Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 11:41 AM IST
  • On Sunday, the opposition leader from Bihar shared pictures of him meeting party functionaries in Kolkata on Twitter.
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Agra: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a public meeting at Mandi Samiti Ground, Jarar, in Agra district, Monday, April 15, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI4_15_2019_000107B) (PTI)
Agra: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addresses a public meeting at Mandi Samiti Ground, Jarar, in Agra district, Monday, April 15, 2019. (PTI Photo)(PTI4_15_2019_000107B) (PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi reaches Assam; starts 2-day trip with visit to Kamakhya Temple

UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2021 10:51 AM IST
Accompanied by senior Congress leaders, Gandhi spent some time in the temple and sought blessings from the goddess before proceeding to Lakhimpur in upper Assam for her other engagements
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CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the joint rally of Left, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF), ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, in Kolkata. (PTI)
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel and senior Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury during the joint rally of Left, Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF), ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, in Kolkata. (PTI)

Cong, Left target TMC, BJP during Bengal rally

By Tanmay Chatterjee, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:37 AM IST
In his speech, Bengal Congress president Adhir Chowdhury attacked Modi and chief minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly “strangling democracy”.
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Pitching for the AIADMK-led NDA alliance, Shah targeted the DMK-Congress alliance for its dynastic politics and corruption.(ANI Photo)
Pitching for the AIADMK-led NDA alliance, Shah targeted the DMK-Congress alliance for its dynastic politics and corruption.(ANI Photo)

Amit Shah hits out at Congress, DMK over dynastic politics

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:31 AM IST
Shah apologised to the crowd that he could not deliver his address in Tamil, although it “would have been nice” if he could do so. “First of all I want to say sorry that I am unable to talk in one of the oldest languages in the country, the sweet one,” Shah said at the Villupuram public meeting.
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The former Congress president is touring poll-bound Tamil Nadu as part of the second leg of his campaign for the April 6 assembly polls.(PTI)
The former Congress president is touring poll-bound Tamil Nadu as part of the second leg of his campaign for the April 6 assembly polls.(PTI)

BJP using education to divide country: Rahul Gandhi

By Divya Chandrababu, Chennai
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 06:29 AM IST
During an interaction with college professors, Educators Meet, at the St Xavier College in Tirunelveli district, Gandhi said he counted on the people’s support to defeat the BJP.
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Although the TMC and the BJP, the main contenders in the bi-polar election, have been planning to hold rallies at the Brigade Grounds in Kolkata, it is the Left that managed to organise the first one. (PHOTO: CPI(M)),
Although the TMC and the BJP, the main contenders in the bi-polar election, have been planning to hold rallies at the Brigade Grounds in Kolkata, it is the Left that managed to organise the first one. (PHOTO: CPI(M)),

CPI(M) holds coalition rally in Kolkata amid differences between allies

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 10:59 PM IST
  • Traffic came to a halt in parts of Kolkata as more than 3,00,000 people attended the rally at Kolkata’s Brigade Parade Ground, the biggest open ground in the city and located in the sprawling Maidan.
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Supporters during Left-Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF) joint rally, ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, at Brigade Parade Ground, in Kolkata,(PTI)
Supporters during Left-Congress and Indian Secular Front (ISF) joint rally, ahead of West Bengal assembly polls, at Brigade Parade Ground, in Kolkata,(PTI)

Brigade rally: Massive gathering at Left-Cong-ISF rally in Bengal | 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Nilavro Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 08:17 PM IST
Supporters gathered by the lakhs to support the alliance. The introduction of the ISF has turned the election from a bi-partisan battle to a triangular face-off involving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Left-Congress-ISF alliance.
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Bodoland People’s Front president Hagrama Mohilary, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora and other members of the anti-BJP ‘grand alliance’ in Guwahati on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)
Bodoland People’s Front president Hagrama Mohilary, Assam Congress president Ripun Bora and other members of the anti-BJP ‘grand alliance’ in Guwahati on Sunday. (HT PHOTO)

BPF’s split with ally BJP in Assam may be a boost for Congress-led alliance

PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 07:26 PM IST
  • Relations between BJP and BPF soured in early 2020 when BTC, which was under the latter’s rule was placed under Governor’s rule at the end of the council’s five-year term as election couldn’t be held due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the prevailing restrictions.
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The ISF joining the Left-Congress alliance has given it an edge in the West Bengal election. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
The ISF joining the Left-Congress alliance has given it an edge in the West Bengal election. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

People will teach Mamata a lesson in assembly polls for her arrogance: ISF chief

PTI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:15 PM IST
The ISF, floated by influential Muslim cleric of Hooghly district's Furfura Sharif last month, is against the politics of appeasement.
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In the southern state ahead of its Assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi earlier interacted with the professors at St Xavier’s College in Tirunelveli.(ANI)
In the southern state ahead of its Assembly elections, Rahul Gandhi earlier interacted with the professors at St Xavier’s College in Tirunelveli.(ANI)

Rahul Gandhi invokes K Kamaraj, talks about the kind of leader Tamil Nadu wants

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:46 PM IST
"Economists had said that mid-day meals would be a bad idea, but Kamaraj ji listened to the people and brought in the scheme. Tamil Nadu showed direction to India as the scheme was later introduced across the country. That's the kind of leader we want," he said while addressing a rally in Tenkasi.
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 Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI leader Binoy Viswam (left) during the coclusion of the southern leg of the LDF's Vikasana Munnetta Jataha in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and CPI leader Binoy Viswam (left) during the coclusion of the southern leg of the LDF's Vikasana Munnetta Jataha in Thiruvananthapuram.(PTI)

Kerala polls: LDF releases its election campaign slogan

ANI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 05:12 PM IST
CPI (M) Kerala State secretary A Vijayaraghan handed over the tagline for the campaign to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a function at the party headquarters.
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