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NEW YORK — A trending story that claims Hillary Clinton won a total of 57 counties in the presidential election is untrue.
How many counties did Hillary Clinton win? 487, not 57 as fake news story claims
The Associated Press finds that Clinton won 487 counties nationwide, compared with 2,626 for President-elect Donald Trump.
It also falsely claimed that Clinton outpaced Trump by more than 2 million votes in the five counties that comprise New York City, which the story said accounted for the entirety of her lead in the national popular vote. An AP count finds that Clinton beat Trump by roughly 1.5 million votes in New York City. Nationwide, Clinton holds a popular vote lead of more than 2 million
Hillary won Los Angeles County by almost 1.3 million votes, and she won New York City by 1.5 million (according to the OP), so if we exclude these from the overall totals that means that overall, everywhere else in the Country, Trump won the popular vote by 800,000 votes.
originally posted by: links234
Trump lost the popular vote. He's not a popular guy and he's going to go into the White House with an abysmally low approval rating. Get over it because he still won the election.