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Democratic Popular Vote Lead Continues to Grow


The Cook Political Report shows that the Democratic lead in the U.S. House popular vote for the 2018 midterms is now up to 8.5%. Steve Benen: “For comparison purposes, note that in 2010 – which was widely seen as a GOP ‘wave’ cycle – Republicans won the U.S. House popular vote by 6.6%. In 1994, which was seen as a Republican ‘revolution,’ the GOP won the U.S. House popular vote by 7.1%.”


Republicans Believe Trump Won Popular Vote


A new Morning Consult/Politico poll finds that 47% of Republican voters believe Donald Trump received more popular votes in the presidential election than Hillary Clinton. Just 42% think Clinton won by 2.9 million votes, which was the official tally after all the states certified their election results.

Poetic Justice

Neither Got the Votes

Well, the filibuster met its ignominious fate,
And U.S. senators no longer have to deliberate.
And as for Neil Gorsuch,
One doesn’t have to say much,
Except our newest justice and our president are equally legitimate.


Graham Calls on Trump to Come Clean on Illegal Voter Lies

So I am begging the president, share with us the information you have about this or please stop saying it. As a matter of fact, I’d like you do more than stop saying it, I’d like you to come forward and say, ‘Having looked at it, I am confident the election was fair and accurate and people who voted voted legally.’ ‘Cause if he doesn’t do that, this is going to undermine his ability to govern this country.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by The Hill.

Poetic Justice

A Popularity Contest

A 2.8 million margin is something over which one could gloat,
And it’s something that sure sticks in Donald Trump’s throat.
But like any sore loser
Or braggart or poser,
Trump says that if he’d tried, he could have won the popular vote.


Clinton Had Over 2.8 Million Votes More Than Trump


Margin that Hillary Clinton had over Donald Trump in the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election, with voting results now certified in all 50 states, according to the Cook Political Report.


Half of Republicans Think Trump Won the Popular Vote


Of Republicans said Trump won the popular vote, compared with only 7% of Democrats and 24% of independents, according to a new Qualtrics survey. Among Republicans without any college education, the share was even larger: 60%, compared with 37% of Republicans with a college degree. In reality, Hillary Clinton won 2.8 million more votes than Trump.


A Third of Republicans Think Trump Won the Popular Vote


Of Republicans think Donald Trump won the popular vote during the presidential election, according to a new Pew Research survey. The Cook Political Report tracker now shows Clinton ahead by 2.8 million votes or 2%.

Poetic Justice

Trophy for Participation

Just when we thought it was all said and done,
Jill Stein wants an election recount begun.
But secure in the knowledge
He won the Electoral College,
Trump says as regards the popular vote, he also won.


Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Continues to Rise

1.72 million

Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead as of Sunday night, with millions of votes still to count, reports the New York Times. “At 1.3 percentage points, she has built a lead not seen in a losing campaign since Rutherford B. Hayes’ bitterly disputed election of 1876.”