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An emotional Kate McKinnon as Hillary Clinton sings Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ on Saturday Night Live

In a powerful statement by a late night comedy series known for its enduring brand of irreverent humor, tonight’s Saturday Night Live featured a somber homage to Hillary Clinton in the wake of a political upset in the presidential election that still has Americans across the country reeling.

In the cold open, Kate McKinnon donned her now-famous Hillary Clinton pantsuit and wig for an unusually somber and serious performance of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.” The legendary singer passed away this week at the age of 82, the same week of the general election that saw a presumptive victory for Donald Trump.

“I’m not giving up,” said McKinnon at the close of her performance, “and neither should you.”

The statement was laden with double meaning to advocates and organizers who support Clinton, especially among a growing faction of them who believe that so-called “faithless” members of the electoral college should vote in accordance with the popular vote and ensure a Hillary Clinton presidency.

“It is a somber message,” said Nelson Melegrito, the founder of advocacy group Bros4Hillary. “With protests happening across the country and now news reports that there is evidence of Russian hacking in Florida’s election systems, widespread voter suppression, it may be an avenue we need to look at officially.”

The New York Times is reporting that Hillary Clinton has won the popular vote by an apparently substantial margin, such that she has earned the most votes for the presidency in American history, second only to President Obama’s 2008 bid.

The group has announced a press release on Monday November 14, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. PST to be released at its website, www.bros4hillary.com.

Watch McKinnon’s SNL performance now:

Alex Mohajer

Named one of OUT Magazine’s 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary has made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was fittingly awarded “Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt” by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, and more. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton.

Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com