Disappointed Hillary Clinton supporters are heartened by the news that her popular vote lead over Donald Trump is 1 million and could go as high as 2.5 million.
Her supporters cling to hope that the Electoral College will elect CLinton president on Dec. 19.
A Change.org petition protesting the Electoral College has received more than 4.3 million signatures.
Clinton's supporters point out that her popular vote margin over Trump is now bigger than Al Gore, Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy's popular vote leads in their elections.
New Yorker magazine writer Jelani Cobb tweeted: "Both Bill Clinton's Vice President and his wife have won the popular vote without winning the Presidency".
But Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby notes that neither Clinton nor Trump campaigned to win the popular vote. They both campaigned to win individual states.