Stupid people fail to grasp that voters are people, not acres.
Trump LOST the popular vote by a record setting 2.8 million. Deal with it.
So how did Hillary win the popular vote when it was only the urban areas that got her the popular vote?
Trump won in a landslide.
- Sanctuary voting wards .32
- You GED folks missed out in English classes what a "landslide" means....
Please go back and change my Oil / rotate my Tires....
- .. well .. if the Liberals believe the Trump won because of Russian influence of HAcking, who hacked the Popular Vote(s).. Liberals complaining about hacked Popular Vote ... hmm nope.31
- Because there are more people in urban areas.11
- I'm not sure what you're asking, but Clinton won the popular vote in part because she won good sized victories in heavily populated areas. Take Los Angeles County, for instance, which Clinton won over 70% of the vote it. That one county has about the same population as Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Idaho (which Trump won). So Clinton won 70% of the vote in a place which has a population equal to six of the states which Trump won (out of thirty). Altogether, Los Angeles County has greater population than 18 states which Trump won. You can see that repeated in several other places as well. Clinton won four out of the five boroughs of New York City, which has a greater population than all but twelve states. What you've also got to remember is that Clinton earned popular votes even in places where she lost. This is significant because Clinton tended to win big in heavily populated areas, while Trump often won narrow victories. This ended up working to Trump's advantage in the electoral college, but it means he lost the popular vote. For example, Clinton beat Trump by thirty percent in California, the most populous state. So she got a couple million more votes out of California than he did. Contrast that with Michigan, where Trump got about 10,000 more votes than Clinton did. That was enough for him to win the state and it's electoral votes, but it means that, in a race where over 120 million votes were cast, both he and Clinton got basically the same number of popular votes out of Michigan. Something which also helped her in the popular vote, and which hasn't gotten much attention, is that she performed comparatively well in Texas, the second most populous state in the union. She lost Texas, of course, but she only lost it by 9%, which is better than the 16% which Barack Obama lost it by. The means she came out of Texas pretty well in terms of the popular vote while Trump didn't. Clinton got about half a million more votes in Texas than Obama did, Trump, in comparison only got about 100,000 more votes than Romney did.
So, to sum up, Clinton won the popular vote by winning, often by large margins, in heavily populated states, while Trump tended to win big in low population states and win narrowly in more populated states.01
- Trump did not win in a landslide! You people who think he did, need to learn to count.11
- The President is elected by the Electoral College. A state is either won or lost. Getting extra votes in a state already won does no good. The nationwide popular vote is meaningless.
All elected President since 1804 were elected by the Electoral College.
Trump won and Hillary lost.10
- That's the way the rules are set, and if you want to change them, bless you're heart...
Do any of you realize what would have to be done to pass and ratify the constitutional amendment that would change the way we elect our president?
Now consider that you would have to pass that amendment by a 2/3 majority in both houses (which are controlled by people opposed to this amendment... and even if you accomplish that miracle it now must be ratified by the states, which are mostly controlled by republicans who again are strongly opposed to the proposal...
Frankly you are more likely to repeal the law of gravity and make the universe obey the change...00
- There are a ton of people in urban areas. If you remove Los Angeles from the mix, Trump wins the popular vote big time.33
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