“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has garnered at least 65,527,625 votes in the 2016 presidential election, the most any presidential candidate has ever received and over 2.6 million more than the president-elect, who has received at least 62,851,436 votes, according to figures released Wednesday by The Cook Report, a nonpartisan election analysis organization. Clinton now has a margin of more than two percent of the popular vote majority than Trump, as states like Florida and California continue to submit ballots from primarily Democratic-held regions like Miami and Los Angeles.”
Hillary Clinton is currently 3,971,803 votes shy of having the most votes of any candidate ever. In 2008, Barack Obama garnered 69,499,428 votes. As it stands, Clinton even lags behind Obama’s 2012 haul of 65,915,795 votes by approximately 388,000 votes.
It takes a 60-second Google search to get presidential vote totals for elections dating back decades.
A triumphant article from an allegedly reputable news source such as Yahoo stating that “Hillary Clinton [Got] More Votes Than Any Candidate Ever” when she’s nearly four million votes shy of that mark is rather embarrassing. One might say it qualifies as fake news.