Thursday, November 10, 2016


My left-leaning friends who are not out marching (Yes, I had at least one join the demonstration in Austin) are all saying that Hillary won a majority in the election.  
They are incorrect. 
The vote split almost exactly, with Clinton receiving about 200,000 more votes  than Trump, or about 47.7% of the total votes cast, compared to Trump's 47.5.  Those few thousand votes that went to Libertarian and Green Party candidates meant that neither gained a true majority of the popular vote. 
This marks the third time in history that the Electoral vote did not match the popular vote.   There is an outcry demanding that we do away with this antiquated way of selecting a President, but it may not be such a bad thing, and here's why:
The map above is based on population, not politics, but its resemblance to the 2016 Electoral map is remarkable.

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