Hillary Clinton returns to social media with a message we all needed to hear.

Hillary Clinton has been pretty quiet for the last month. Who could blame her? The election is over, bids for vote recounts have been quashed and President-Elect Trump is edging ever closer the White House.

But with 2016 fading into the rearview mirror, and her dreams of the presidency with it, the former Democratic candidate has returned to social media to encourage her followers to keep their eyes on the road ahead.

Thanking them for their support via Facebook she wrote, “While we didn’t achieve the outcome we sought, I’m proud of the vision and values we fought for and the nearly 66 million people who voted for them.

“I believe it is our responsibility to keep doing our part to build a better, stronger, and fairer future for our country and the world.

“The holidays are a time to be thankful for our blessings. So let us rejoice in this season and look forward with renewed hope and determination.

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"I wish you and your family health, happiness, and continued strength for the New Year and the work ahead. I look forward to staying in touch in 2017. Onward!

With deep appreciation and warm wishes, I am,

Just last week it was confirmed Clinton won the nationwide popular vote (65,844,954 to President-Elect Trump's 62,979,879) despite losing the election - the fifth such instance in US history.

The revelation has revived calls among numerous commentators - including The New York Times - and Clinton supporters for the nation to abandon the electoral college system. (Post continues after audio.)

Currently, the presidency is decided by 538 electors, who are allotted to states in proportion to its population. They generally cast their vote in accordance with the popular vote their state, but the outcome tends to rest on the shoulders of swing with a large number of electors, eg. Florida and Ohio.

President-Elect Trump will be sworn in to office on January 20 in Washington D.C.