The People’s Choice

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By the way, she won.

60,981,118 to 60,350,241

Popular Vote: Clinton

Hillary Clinton didn’t just win the popular vote. She won it by a substantial margin. An ironic twist in an election in which her opponent repeatedly said the system was rigged against him.

Just two days before Election Day, Republican businessman Donald Trump tweeted: “The Electoral College is a disaster for a democracy.”

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noAs it turns out, without the Electoral College, Trump probably wouldn’t be the president-elect.

But the numbers that came out on Election Night were not complete. State officials are still counting millions of provisional and absentee ballots. Millions of mail-in and absentee ballots haven’t been counted yet.

Most were cast in the Clinton-leaning states of California, Washington, and New York. Alas, these are not swing states.

So while these uncounted votes may grow Clinton’s popular lead, they absolutely will not change the course of the election, no matter how much we may want them to.

That math is settled; Trump holds an insurmountable lead in swing states, which turned his popular defeat into a sizable electoral victory (290 to 232: Trump). All the votes in liberal-leaning New York and California will not change that.

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Sigh…

But she still won.hillary

The popular vote.

The people’s choice.

My choice.

–monie

#xmath #Election2016 #ImWithHer #Michele2020

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/clintons-popular-vote-lead-will-grow-and-grow/507455/

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