Such a fine way to start the month of December. I spend as little time as possible on Twitter, let alone quote from it, because it’s been such a hot mess for many years. It was, and still is, one of the key vectors used to distort the 2016 election. But this morning I found this tweet and felt it worth quoting in total. I’ve checked the numbers via alternate sources and they are reasonably correct. It’s their interpretation that is more dramatic than needs to be.
That 20% at the bottom is derived from dividing the number of Trump voters by the total US population. If you divide Trump voters by the total number of eligible US voters, you get 26%. If you divide Trump voters by the total US eligible voters who actually voted, you get 46%.
Regardless of which percentage you choose, it’s still a damning indictment showing Trump did not win the majority of the popular vote. He won by gaming the US electoral college with out-an-out lying and considerable help from his friends in Moscow. And those are true facts to consider.
One more statistic that damns US voters: out of 250,000,000 registered voters, only 56%, a little more than half, bothered to vote in 2016. We need to bring that percentage up in order to beat Trump in 2020 as well as clean out the Trump enablers in the Senate.
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Could be worse: here in Canada some of us only count as 1/4 of a person when we vote. No joke. All you have to do is look at the population of any given province and the number of MPs it has. Prince Edward Island gets one per 36k, British Columbia one per 160k. That’s why Trudeau ‘won’ again up here.
Your system is corrupted, ours is corrupt.
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