Hillary Clinton would have won the Electoral College if none of the votes from Appalachia counted.
“Well, that’s total nonsense!” you may say. And you’d be totally right!
It’s just as stupid as the now-pervasive mantra from Donald Trump supporters about how the president-elect would have won the national popular vote if New York and California weren’t counted.
FINAL TALLY: Trump won by 3 MILLION votes outside California, New York… https://t.co/3eVKo4rr3a
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) December 21, 2016
All 50 states + DC now certified:
Clinton: 65,844,610 (48.2%)
Trump: 62,979,636 (46.1%)
Others: 7,804,213 (5.7%)https://t.co/j58GaxfPmH
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) December 20, 2016
Trump reacted Wednesday morning with a series of tweets about losing the national popular vote.
“Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote,” Trump tweeted. “Hillary focused on the wrong states!”
So Trump and his supporters, in an effort to delegitimize his popular vote loss, have been saying Clinton’s entire margin of popular vote victory came from the large and heavily Democratic states of California and New York — specifically New York City and Los Angeles — as if the votes from those parts of the country matter less than others.