Hillary Clinton to Be Honored at Public Event

Clinton will be honored by the Children's Defense Fund for her advocacy.
2:04 | 11/17/16

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David? Tom llamas leading us off tonight here in New York. Tom, thank you. And just a short time from now, Hillary Clinton making her first public appearance since her concession. It had been planned before the election, and tonight, keeping a commitment to speak at the children's defense fund. And her first public moment comes just as her win over Mr. Trump in the popular vote has now surpassed the 1 million mark. Fuming some of those protesters, and questions about the electoral college. Here's ABC's David Wright. Reporter: Tonight, as she appears in public for the first time since that crushing defeat, Hillary Clinton's lead in the popular vote is actually growing. Already more than a million votes ahead of trump. By the time all the votes are counted, she may well end up with more raw votes than all but one of the men ever elected to the presidency. The lone exception? Barack Obama. The fact that she lost anyway is partly what's fueling outrage. Own a call with congressional Democrats, Clinton said, no one is sorrier than she is. Remember, Hillary got more votes than Donald Trump. Do you understand what that means? Yes. Reporter: Senator Barbara boxer is now introducing legislation to get rid of the electoral college, even though that won't change the results of this election. This online petition goes further, erjing the electors ignore their states votes and cast their ballots for Clinton. More than 4 million signatures, but very unlikely. Trump himself once called the electoral college "A disaster for democracy." These days, he calls it "Genius," but insists if the election were based on the popular vote, he could have easily won, campaigning more in New York, Florida and California. And David Wright with us live tonight, as well. And David, any clues on what Hillary Clinton will say tonight, and despite that popular vote tally, is she now done in politics? Reporter: People will be listening very closely to that speech that she'll be giving at the churn's defense fund tonight. It's a commitment she made long before election day, as you said, probably hoping to give a different sort of speech.

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