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Protesters demonstrate four years ago against Donald Trump, then the president-elect, outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Trump won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. Mark Makela/Getty Images hide caption

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Connecticut is the latest state to pledge its electoral votes based on the outcome of the national popular vote. Here, an aide opens Electoral College ballot boxes during a joint session of Congress in January of 2017, to tally ballots for the president and vice president of the United States. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Hillary Clinton leaves after speaking at the Children's Defense Fund Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum in Washington on Nov. 16. It was her first speech since losing the presidential election. Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kimberly Fisher cast her ballot Wednesday at a polling place at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center in Salisbury, Md. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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