Clinton supporters shocked as millions of votes yet to be counted in US election
Millions of mail-in and absentee ballots are yet to be counted in the US presidential election.
An estimated seven million votes have not yet been counted across the US as officials work through a huge backlog of ballots.
Some states allow for mail-in and absentee ballots to be received as late as three days after polling day – provided they’re dated on or before election day.
The yet to be counted ballots could significantly improve Hillary Clinton’s result in the popular vote.
Clinton supporters have labelled the uncounted votes “horrific” as the exact results of the election is yet to be determined.
As Clinton's margin passes 1.3 million, let us pause to note that it's horrific that votes aren't fully counted 8 days after the election.
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) November 17, 2016
Clinton #PopularVote lead now 1.232m (or 0.9%) as millions of votes are still counted. Won't alter Electoral College vote however
— William Bain (@William_Bain) November 16, 2016
The new votes are unlikely to change the Electoral College results, however, as most are in California, New York and Washington – states that already heavily favoured the Democratic nominee.
David Wasserman, editor of Cook Political Report said: “A majority of them are on the coasts, in New York, California, and Washington. She should be able to win those votes, probably 2-1.”
Secretary Clinton currently has more than 63 million votes, but that’s set to increase to around 66 million by the time final ballots are cast – matching or surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 result.
The former Secretary of State has already won more votes than any white man in US history, including Mr Trump.
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