In concession speech, Clinton calls election loss painful

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By: Associated Press
November 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton delivered what were expected to be her final remarks of the presidential election Wednesday afternoon after a devastating loss to Donald Trump.

The speech was what her campaign billed as a concession speech to Republican Donald Trump after his upset victory in Tuesday's election. She spoke at a New York hotel.

Clinton says she's "sorry" she didn't win the election, adding "this is painful, and it will be for a long time."

She urged her supporters to accept the results, saying they owe Trump an "open mind" and a "chance to lead" and that American democracy depends on "peaceful transition of power."

Ashen-faced aides sat in the front row as supporters in the audience sobbed at the emotional event.

With her onstage were husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton.

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