Donald Trump hasn't won yet. Here's how Hillary Clinton wins

It's entirely possible that one of the most important elections in history could come down to a tie

Andrew Griffin
New York
Wednesday 09 November 2016 06:40 GMT
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Marta Lunez, supporter of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, reacts to elections results during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016
Marta Lunez, supporter of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, reacts to elections results during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton could still win the US election, despite the gloomy predictions.

There are still enough electoral college votes left to stop Donald Trump from winning, so long as most of the remaining states fall Ms Clinton's way.

So long as Ms Clinton took many of the remaining states – including Pennsylvania, Michigan, Minnesota and Arizona – she would get enough of the electoral college to reach the all-important 270 votes and make her way to the White House.

US Election: Presidential results by state - 07:00

At the time of publication, Trump was being projected to win 238 votes and Clinton was projected to win 215. That leaves 85 votes left to win, many of which are coming from states that are in near dead heats.

Some of the biggest states – like Pennsylvania and Michigan, which together make up 36 votes – could still be won by Ms Clinton. She is currently losing those states but not by a clear enough margin that Mr Trump's victory is certain.

With so few votes left to be won, it is entirely possible that the election goes down to a tie. In that case, the House of Representatives decides the winner – meaning that Hillary Clinton will lose, since the Republicans are almost certain to retain both legislatures.

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