Clinton leads Trump in the race to win the Electoral College
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has maintained her lead against her Republican rival Donald Trump in the race to win the Electoral College, a new poll shows. Clinton has a better than 95 percent chance of winning the US presidency if the election was held this week, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday.
The most likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump. A candidate needs a minimum of 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. US citizens do not directly elect the president or the vice president; instead they choose “electors”, who usually pledge to vote for particular nominees. The US Electoral College is the body that elects the American president and vice president every four years.