Clinton says election loss is painful

Clinton says election loss is painful

Washington - Clinton took the stage to sustained applause.



By AP

Published: Wed 9 Nov 2016, 8:03 PM

Last updated: Wed 9 Nov 2016, 10:07 PM

11:50 a.m.
Hillary Clinton says she's "sorry" she didn't win the election, adding "this is painful, and it will be for a long time."
The Democratic presidential candidate was delivering what her campaign billed as a concession speech to Republican Donald Trump after his upset victory in Tuesday's election. She spoke at a New York hotel
With her onstage are husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
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11:45 a.m.
Hillary Clinton is delivering what are expected to be her final remarks of the presidential election after a devastating loss to Donald Trump.
She's urging her supporters to accept the results, saying they owe Trump an "open mind" and a "chance to lead." She says American democracy depends on "peaceful transition of power."
Speaking to supporters Wednesday at a New York hotel, Clinton said the campaign has been "one of the greatest honors" of her life. She describes the outcome as "painful," but says the effort was not about her but "the country we love."
Clinton took the stage to sustained applause.
Ashen-faced aides sat in the front row as supporters in the audience sobbed at the emotional event.
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11:45 a.m.
Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, says the defeated Democratic candidate has made history by paving the way for women to run for president.
Speaking ahead of Clinton to a room of supporters and aides in New York Wednesday, Kaine prompted a standing ovation when he noted Clinton is leading in the popular vote in the race against Donald Trump.
He hailed Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton's loyalty to their staff, and praised their dedication.
His voice shaking, he said that Clinton "knows the system we have. She's deeply in love with it and she accepts it."
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11:40 a.m.
Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says America has "a responsibility to come together and find common ground" in the aftermath of the bitterly contested election.
The California Democrat noted that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is leading in the popular vote.
She said that Democrats hope to work with Trump to enact a "robust infrastructure jobs bill" and on national security issues.
Pelosi offered her congratulations to Trump and his family and added that she's praying for his success.
Pelosi did not directly indicate whether she would seek another term as minority leader for the newly elected Congress. She's considered likely to do so
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11:30 a.m.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Donald Trump's victory has turned politics on its head. He said he expects the new president to work hand-in-hand with the Republican-led Congress.
Speaking Wednesday in Janesville, Wisconsin, an ebullient Ryan said Trump has earned a mandate to enact his agenda.
He thanked Trump for his "coattails" during the election that bolstered the Republican majority in the House.
Ryan has said he wants to be speaker in the new Congress and has expressed confidence in doing so. But he could face resistance from the Freedom Caucus, which chased former Speaker John Boehner from Congress last year. Other Republicans are upset over Ryan's frigid treatment of Trump.
Ryan says his relationship with Trump is fine. He's urging Republicans and Democrats to focus on "redemption, not recrimination."
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11:25 a.m.
Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan is declaring victory in the New Hampshire Senate race. But incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is not conceding.
The Associated Press has yet to call the race. Unofficial results have Hassan up by fewer than 700 votes.
In a statement Hassan says: "It's clear that we have maintained the lead and have won this race."
But Ayotte issued her own statement saying: "We look forward to results being announced by the secretary of state, and ensuring that every vote is counted in this race that has received an historic level of interest."
New Hampshire is the only Senate race where a winner has not yet been declared. Regardless of which way it goes, Republicans will retain control of the Senate. Either party could request a recount.
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11:20 a.m.
Despite losing Tuesday's presidential election, Hillary Clinton has a narrow lead in the popular vote, with several million votes still to be counted.
As more votes are counted, Clinton isn't guaranteed to keep that lead. However, most of the outstanding votes appear to be in Democratic-leaning states. The biggest chunk is in California. Washington State, New York, Oregon and Maryland also have large numbers of uncounted votes. Clinton won all those states.
With nearly 125 million votes counted, The Associated Press tally has Clinton with 47.7 percent and President-elect Donald Trump with 47.5 percent.
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11:15 a.m.
Former President George H.W. Bush is congratulating Donald Trump on winning the U.S. presidential election.
The senior Bush tweeted Wednesday that he and his wife Barbara "congratulate (at)realDonaldTrump, wish him well as he guides America forward."
George H.W. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said Bush also "initiated" a "very warm and gracious call" to Trump to wish him luck. He declined to say how Bush voted.
The Bush family had a contentious relationship with Trump throughout the campaign. Bush's younger son, Jeb Bush, was among more than a dozen candidates to get stomped out by Trump for the Republican nomination.
Jeb Bush also addressed a Tweet to Trump, on Wednesday, saying, "I will pray for you in the days and months to come."
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11:10 a.m.
Hillary Clinton has won Minnesota.
The Democratic nominee captured the state's 10 electoral votes on Wednesday, giving her 228 total. President-elect Donald Trump has 276, six more than the threshold needed to win the White House.
Minnesota has been safely Democratic for years but Trump made a late play there, holding his first and only rally in the state on the campaign's penultimate day. Though he failed to capture that state, he showed impressive strength in the Rust Belt, winning Ohio, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
He's also in a close race in Michigan, which has yet to be won.
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10:35 a.m.
Facebook and Twitter are reporting massive Election Day engagement on social media.
Facebook says 115 million people worldwide generated over 716 million likes, posts, comments and shares related to the election Tuesday. Twitter says more than 75 million Election Day tweets were sent by 3 a.m. Wednesday. That's more than double the 31 million sent during the entirety of Election Day four years ago.
Google says President-elect Donald Trump also won when it comes to searches on the candidates. The search giant says more searches were performed on the Republican than those for Democrat Hillary Clinton in a majority of the country from Sunday to Tuesday.


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