Hillary Clinton to cast New York vote in Electoral College

Hillary Clinton said she will cast a vote in the Electoral College and cannot imagine a victory by President Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton said she will cast a vote in the Electoral College and cannot imagine a victory by President Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton, who lost the White House race to Donald Trump four years ago, said Wednesday that she will have a vote this year in the Electoral College, the body that elects the US president.

"I'm an elector in New York," Clinton told the SiriusXM radio program "Signal Boost."

New York has 29 electoral votes in the 538-member Electoral College, which determines the winner of the White House race rather than the popular vote.

Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than Trump in 2016 but lost in the Electoral College, whose members are party dignitaries or elected officials and are generally obliged to cast their vote in line with the popular vote in their respective state.

"I'm sure I'll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and Kamala (Harris) in New York, so that's pretty exciting," Clinton said.

The former First Lady and Secretary of State also said she was concerned there may not be a clear-cut result on Election Day in the White House race between Democrat Biden and Trump.

"I'm worried that we're not going to have a final conclusion, though, for a couple of days if not longer," she said.

Clinton also said she could not envision Trump winning the election.

"I cannot imagine that he would be reelected after the damage that he's caused, and I can't imagine four more years of this abuse and destruction," she said.

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