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In her address to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, Hillary Clinton called for voters to turn out for Joe Biden in "overwhelming" numbers so that Trump can't "sneak or steal his way to victory," reminding the audience that she won the popular vote and still lost the election in 2016.

Why it matters: Clinton lost by a narrow margin of about 80,000 votes in three critical swing states in 2016. She used her address to the DNC to call on those who regret voting for Trump to immediately request their mail-in ballots or vote early in-person. "This can’t be another woulda-coulda-shoulda election," she said.

What she's saying: "Remember, Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose. Take it from me," Clinton said.

  • "Vote for parents struggling to balance their child’s education and their safety. And for health care workers fighting COVID-19 with no help from the White House. Vote for paid family leave and health care for everyone. Vote to protect Social Security, Medicare, reproductive rights, and our planet."
  • "Vote for DREAMers and their families. For law enforcement that serves and respects communities of color. Vote for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, because Black Lives Matter."
  • "Vote to make sure we—not a foreign adversary—choose our president. Vote for the America we saw in the roll call last night: diverse, compassionate, full of energy and hope. Vote like our lives and livelihoods are on the line, because they are."

Worth noting: Clinton paid tribute in her speech to Tyrone Gayle, Kamala Harris's former press secretary who died of cancer in 2018.

  • "When her press secretary Tyrone Gayle, a remarkable young man who had also worked on my campaign, was dying of cancer, [Harris] dropped everything to be with him in his final moments," Clinton said. "Because that’s who she is."

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