Donald Trump has repeatedly insulted math by trying to claim that he won the popular vote. Even worse, a new poll follows Kansas secretary of state and vice chairman of Donald Trump’s voter fraud panel, saying recently that the country “may never know” if Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in the 2016 election. Hillary beat Trump by 2.9 million votes. The electoral college is another matter, though.
It’s 2017 and logic doesn’t mean anything anymore, apparently.
According to a new POLITIC/Morning Consult Poll, approximately half of Donald Trump voters, 49 percent, believe Trump won the popular vote. In contrast, 40 percent rightly say his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.
Overall, a majority of voters, 59 percent, believe Clinton won more votes than Trump, but 28 percent believe Trump won more votes.
In late November after the election, Trump said that he won the electoral and popular vote (he did not).
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted with zero evidence to back up his claim.
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
A recent poll from the left-leaning Public Policy Polling found that nearly a third of Americans who voted for Trump said they don’t believe that the former reality show star’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., met with a Russian lawyer last year, even though he admitted to it on Twitter by showing screen shots of emails between him, Jared Kushner and former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
The subject line of the emails he released read, “Russia – Clinton – private and confidential.” The emails showed that Junior wanted to meet with a Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton (the woman who later trounced Trump in the popular vote) in order to help his father win.
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