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Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the Electoral College should be abolished after Republican Donald Trump won the electoral vote, while she garnered the popular vote.
"I said that in 2000 after what happened with Al Gore," Clinton told Anderson Cooper on CNN.
In that election, Democrat Gore, who was vice president to Bill Clinton, won 266 electoral votes compared to 271 taken by Republican George W. Bush — and the Supreme Court ultimately decided the outcome of the election.
In the November election, Clinton beat Trump in the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes, but only won 227 electoral votes.
"I was elected to the Senate that same year," Clinton said, "and if you look at our recent history, we've had several candidates, nominees, who have won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College.
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