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Hillary Clinton collects over 1M popular votes ahead of Trump

Hillary Clinton has received 62.7 million votes to Donald Trump's 61.34 million votes.

Hillary Clinton has received 62.7 million votes to Donald Trump’s 61.34 million votes.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 11:11 PM

Hillary Clinton, still reeling from her election upset, now leads the popular vote for President by more than 1 million votes.

As absentee ballots from California, New York and other states are tallied, the Democrat’s lead over Donald Trump keeps climbing.

It is likely to surpass 2 million when all of the votes are counted, according to experts.

Clinton admitted Wednesday in her first public appearance since conceding the election that she has struggled to accept her loss.

Clinton’s popular vote win pushes for Electoral College change

“There have been a few times this week when all I wanted to do was curl up with a good book or one of our dogs and never leave the house again,” she said at a Children’s Defense Fund gala at the Newseum in Washington.

On Election Night, Trump won the Electoral College, ensuring the businessman would become the 45th President.

As of Wednesday evening, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report said Clinton has received 62.57 million votes to Trump’s 61.34 million — a difference of more than 1.2 million votes and counting.

President-elect Donald Trump’s loss of the popular vote prompted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured) to caution Trump to stop fueling “flames of division and bigotry” and to bring Americans together.

President-elect Donald Trump’s loss of the popular vote prompted Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (pictured) to caution Trump to stop fueling “flames of division and bigotry” and to bring Americans together.

(SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The group is continuously updating its data on the race.

Clinton loses despite getting more popular votes than Trump

Clinton’s popular vote lead is unprecedented in modern elections. The former secretary of state’s margin over Trump is now greater than Richard Nixon’s margin over Hubert Humphrey in 1968, and that of John F. Kennedy over Nixon in 1960, according to The Nation.

The Republican President-elect, who has questioned the Electoral College in the past, said that he believes the process should be changed.

“I’m not going to change my mind just because I won,” Trump said during an interview with “60 Minutes” Sunday. “But I would rather see it where you went with simple votes.”

Trump said that had the election been based on the popular vote, he would have amended his campaign strategy to target the more populous states — and still would have won.

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