WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton says America "is more deeply divided than we thought," but she is urging her supporters to accept the outcome of the presidential election.
In a speech Wednesday conceding the presidency to Republican Donald Trump, Clinton said, "I still believe in America, and I always will."
She noted that "our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to keep building that better, stronger, fairer America."
President-elect Donald Trump has won Alaska.
The Republican captured the state's three electoral votes on Wednesday, giving him 279 total. That's nine more than the threshold needed to win the White House.
His Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, has 228 electoral votes. Alaska has been a safely Republican state for decades.
Hillary Clinton is acknowledging that America has not "shattered that highest and hardest ceiling" with her failed bid for the White House. But she says, "someday, somebody will."
The defeated Democratic candidate gave a somber address to supporters and staffers in New York, Wednesday. She directed comments to the "little girls who are watching." She said, "you are valuable and powerful and deserving" of every opportunity in the world.
She urged them to strive to pursue their dreams, whatever they may be.
Hillary Clinton says she's "sorry" she didn't win the election, adding "this is painful, and it will be for a long time."
The Democratic presidential candidate was delivering 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.
With her onstage are husband Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton.
Hillary Clinton is delivering what are expected to be her final remarks of the presidential election after a devastating loss to Donald Trump.
She's urging her supporters to accept the results, saying they owe Trump an "open mind" and a "chance to lead." She says American democracy depends on "peaceful transition of power."
Speaking to supporters Wednesday at a New York hotel, Clinton said the campaign has been "one of the greatest honors" of her life. She describes the outcome as "painful," but says the effort was not about her but "the country we love."
Clinton took the stage to sustained applause.
Ashen-faced aides sat in the front row as supporters in the audience sobbed at the emotional event.