Leading by 2.3 Million Votes, Clinton Still Faces Long Primary Battle

Bernie Sanders may have won the last nine contests for the Democratic presidential nomination but, according to NBC News tally, his rival Hillary Clinton still leads the total popular vote by 14 points.

It's a sizable edge that is sometimes lost in the focus on her long primary battle.

As Sanders pledges to fight until the convention, the Clinton campaign is emphasizing her lead to offset potential worries over her recent string of losses.

Clinton is talking up her vote margin regularly. She told hosts of "The View" last week she has "two and a half million more votes" than Sanders, and recently reminded CBS anchor John Dickerson that she has won "more votes than Donald Trump." The Clinton campaign is also circulating an animated graphic showing her lead over Trump and Sanders.

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