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Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Continues to Rise

1.72 million

Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead as of Sunday night, with millions of votes still to count, reports the New York Times. “At 1.3 percentage points, she has built a lead not seen in a losing campaign since Rutherford B. Hayes’ bitterly disputed election of 1876.”

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Cook: Clinton Wins and Dems Take Senate

There is a food fight un­der way among many of those do­ing pres­id­en­tial-elec­tion mod­el­ing… It’s not my style or ex­pert­ise to put a spe­cif­ic per­cent­age on Clin­ton’s chances of win­ning, but, suf­fice it to say, it’s a really big num­ber. … The Sen­ate is tough­er to call. The strong like­li­hood of a Clin­ton vic­tory means that the Demo­crat­ic tar­get is 50 seats, a gain of four, with Vice Pres­id­ent Tim Kaine cast­ing a tie-break­ing vote if ne­ces­sary. Right now, I think the odds are highest for a four-seat gain, next likely would be five seats.

Charlie Cook

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Final Polls Show Clinton Has Lead

45% to 40%

Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump nationally, accoring to the final NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, with Johnson at 6% and Stein at 2%. The final Politico/Morning Consult poll shows Clinton leading Trump by three points nationally, 45% to 42%, with Johnson at 8% and Stein at 4%.

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Actress Alfre Woodard Backs Clinton

This is a race between a highly qualified, intellectually formidable, tough, balanced, nimble, seasoned politician… and a breathtakingly unqualified candidate who is as ready to be the President of the United States as a broken clock is ready to keep accurate time. Although to be fair, a broken clock is right twice a day, which is far more often than Donald Trump is right.

— Actress Alfre Woodard in Essence magazine

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Clinton Explains Her Approach to Debate Prep

I had a team of people who were relentless, totally in the head of what Trump might do. A lot of this comes down to who gets into whose head. It’s like an athletic contest or maybe a high-stakes entertainment performance.”

— Hillary Clinton, quoted by People Magazine, on how she prepared for the debates.

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Woman Born Before Suffrage Casts Vote for Clinton

102

Age of a woman who was born six years before women could vote in the United States who “very publicly cast her ballot Tuesday for the first female major party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton,” Politico reports.

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Independents Backing Clinton by Narrow Margin

Hillary Clinton’s a slim advantage with independents, a group Republican Mitt Romney won by five percentage points in 2012, a new Bloomberg poll finds.

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What Does Surprise Winner in Bloomberg News Poll Portend for 2020?

The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll
The winner of the latest Bloomberg News poll

The results of a new Bloomberg News poll in Florida show the winner is…Michelle Obama!

The First Lady’s net favorability score — 57 — was higher than the other ten people in the poll, all of whom are, were, or want to be, elected officials.

Here are the actual numbers, from lowest net favorables to highest:

Patrick Murphy, candidate for the Florida U.S. Senate seat currently held by Marco Rubio — 38
Tim Kaine, Democratic VP nomineeand Virginia senator — 39
Hillary Clinton — 44
Donald Trump — 46
Rick Scott, Florida governor — 47
Bill Clinton, former president — 47
Marco Rubio, Florida senator — 50
Mike Pence, Republican VP nominee and Indiana governor — 51
Barack Obama, president — 51
Joe Biden, vice president — 54

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Vox: Hillary Clinton’s Debate Strategy Left Trump Campaign in Ruins

Ezra Klein at Vox offers a brilliant analysis of Hillary Clinton’s unique and extremely effective strategy of using Donald Trump’s personal weaknesses to bait him during the presidential debates.

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Clinton Characterizes Trump’s Election Stance as ‘Horrifying’

It was horrifying what he said on the debate stage tonight. Our country has been around for 240 years and we are a country based on laws and we’ve had not contested elections going back to the very beginning. But one of our hallmarks has always been we accept the outcome of our elections.

— Hillary Clinton, on her plane after last night’s debate.