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Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Over Trump Hits The One Million Mark

Her lead is officially ‘big league’

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As the votes continue to roll in after the November 8th presidential election, president-elect Donald Trump is losing big league (or “bigly”?) to Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. Currently, according to the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, Clinton is up by over a million votes with 61,964,000 compared to Trump’s 60,962,000. Trump won the election with 306 votes in the Electoral College, 36 more than he needed to take the White House.


Clinton’s margin is larger than Al Gore’s 543,895 popular vote lead when he suffered the same fate versus George W. Bush in 2000. After going through the same painful loss twice over the past two decades, some Democrats are screaming for the end of the Electoral College altogether. Yesterday, retiring Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed legislation calling for an amendment to the Constitution that would end the system, but it’s not likely to pass.

The 2016 election has changed Donald Trump’s thoughts on the Electoral College. Back in 2012, he called it a “disaster.”

But after his Electoral College victory, Trump is now a yuge fan.

Because Trump is not only a sore loser, but also a sore winner, he tweeted he would have won the popular vote if he wanted to. But experts say Trump would have fared better if he was, you know, more popular than Clinton.


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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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