Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now leads by at least 2 million votes in the Electoral College, according to a Politico report published Wednesday, but the vast majority of that lead comes from highly Democratic California.
As it stands now, Clinton has 64,223,958 votes, compared to Trump’s 62,206,395 as of press time. Clinton maintains a huge lead in California, by over 3.5 million votes. Trump earned 4,118,192, compared to Clinton’s 7,849,248.
Clinton had a massive win in the state but she also gained an impressive reward for her trouble, all 55 of the state’s electoralvotes. The liberal strongholds of New York and California both went to Clinton, but she lost the other most populated states, Texas, Florida, and Pennsylvania. She won Illinois by just under a million votes.
The Electoral College allocates votes to each state based on the representation that each state has in Congress. California gets its 55 electoral votes because it has 53 seats in the House, and 2 seats in the Senate for example.