Hillary won the popular vote by over 1.7%. Which actually is in line with a number of the polls prediction. Something which makes the Chumphs “win” in several key states even more questionable.
Clinton has registered 64,654,483 total votes, compared to 62,418,820 for Trump, according to a Cook Political Report analysis Monday. That represents a margin of 2,235,663 in the popular vote. Clinton garnered 48.2 percent of the popular vote, while Trump earned just 46.5 percent, good for a 1.7 point margin. Trump, however, picked up wins in key battleground states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Michigan, earning 306 Electoral College votes to Clinton’s 232.
What stands out is the Margin shift in the so-called swing states – massively in Trumps direction.
The Russians do good work.
|State||Clinton (D)||Trump (R)||Others||Clinton %||Trump %||Others %||Dem ’12 Margin||Dem ’16 Margin||Margin Shift||Total ’12 Votes||Total ’16 Votes||Raw Votes vs. ’12|
|13 Swing States||21,356,299||22,183,644||2,298,207||46.6%||48.4%||5.0%||3.6%||-1.8%||-5.4%||43,939,918||45,838,150||4.3%|
A Republican Electoral College member from Texas has decided to step down because his conscience will not allow him to back Donald Trump for president.
Politico reports that Art Sisneros, a GOP elector who has been critical of Trump in the past, has resigned his position in the Electoral College because he simply believes Trump is not fit for the presidency.
“If Trump is not qualified and my role, both morally and historically, as an elected official is to vote my conscience, then I can not and will not vote for Donald Trump for President,” Sisneros wrote in a blog post late last week. “I believe voting for Trump would bring dishonor to God.”
The now-former elector went on to say that he’s stepping down from his role because he did not want to violate his pledge to support whoever won the popular vote in his home state.
“The people will get their vote,” he wrote. “I will sleep well at night knowing I neither gave in to their demands nor caved to my convictions. I will also mourn the loss of our republic.”