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Hillary Clinton tells Democrats to vote for a winner — both popular vote and Electoral College

The 2016 nominee would know. The former first lady won 3 million more votes than Trump, but....
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Hillary Clinton speaks during the Hulu segment of the 2020 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, on Jan. 17, 2020 in Pasadena, Calif.Amy Sussman / Getty Images

PASADENA, Calif. — Hillary Rodham Clinton has advice for Democratic voters faced with an unsettled field of presidential contenders: pick a winner.

"This is an election that will have such profound impact, so take your vote seriously," Clinton said. "And for Democratic voters, try to vote for the person you think is most likely to win. Because at the end of the day, that is what will matter — and not just in the popular vote, but the electoral college."

Voters must act thoughtfully "because Lord knows what will happen if we don’t retire the current incumbent and his henchmen, as (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi so well described them," Clinton said.

Clinton, who won a majority of vote in 2016 election but lost to GOP candidate Donald Trump in the electoral tally, made her comments Friday during a Q&A session with TV critics about a new Hulu documentary on her life and career, "Hillary." The session largely focused on the documentary directed and produced by Nanette Burstein and ended before any questions about President Trump’s impeachment trial were asked.

"Hillary," includes what’s described as previously unseen footage from the 2016 campaign as part of an "intimate portrait" of Clinton, debuts March 6 on the Hulu streaming service.