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Hillary Clinton chosen as ‘elector’ and could cast key vote AGAINST Trump after election


HILLARY Clinton has been chosen as an "elector" and could cast a key vote against Donald Trump after the election.

The former presidential hopeful confirmed that she is one of 538 electors on Tuesday.

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

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

Electors directly vote on the president and vice president of the United States.

There is an elector for every member of the US House of Representatives and the US Senate, with an additional three for those who live in the District of Columbia.

A president needs to receive 270 electoral votes to gain the majority of the Electoral College and win the presidential election.

Clinton has previously called to abolish the system, calling for the president to instead be based on the US popular vote.

Following the 2000 election, when former Vice President Al Gore won the popular vote but lost the presidency - much like Clinton in 2016 - Clinton reinforced her dislike of the system.

"I believe strongly that in a democracy, we should respect the will of the people and to me, that means it's time to do away with the Electoral College and move to the popular election of our president," she told reporters at the time.

While talking to SiriusXM on Tuesday, Clinton said that she has not yet voted in the presidential election.

"I'm waiting for either a break in the line so I can vote early, or I'll just, you know, take up a bag lunch and go stand in line and vote on Election Day, depending upon what I can get done," Clinton said.

She has previously endorsed Democrat Joe Biden, following her run for office in 2016.

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