The last time a losing candidate had more popular votes than Clinton was in 1876 — here’s the bizarre story

Hillary Clinton has beaten President-elect Donald Trump by over 2.5 million votes so far in the popular vote tally, and as a result of Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s fundraising effort, there’s a recount underway in Wisconsin.

In the 19th century, a losing presidential candidate actually won the popular vote by a larger margin than Hillary Clinton, triggering an unprecedented political phenomenon.

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