California VS The Popular Vote Explained

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Confused by the election process? Well your not the only one! Hopefully this walkthrough will help you out.

Now if the popular vote was take  into consideration, Hillary Clinton would have gotten 2.8 million more votes than Donald Trump.

However, in the elections that’s not the case. Donald Trump won the electoral vote, which is what counts.

And he was so focused on the popular vote he would direct his mission towards California, where he lost to Clinton.

Since he didn’t do that, Clinton won the state with 4.3 million votes – or 61.5 percent.

However, the Electoral College exists so that regional candidates cannot overtake the national elections.

At this time, California is a one party state as there are no Republicans interested in the statewide office and none in nine of California’s congressional districts.

As the Investor’s Business Daily reports, a total of six districts for state senate were Republican-free and the same is true for sixteen districts for the state assembly.

Clinton was going to win California’s 55 electoral votes, so Trump didn’t campaign there.

Take out California and you will get a win for Trump from the popular vote by 1.4 million.

Let’s assume that  California voted as in every other Democratic state- there would be a virtual tie in votes. In these states Clinton’s vote came down to 53.5 percent.

Here are the exact numbers provided by IBD:

Number of states won:

Trump: 30

Clinton: 20


Trump: +10

Number of electoral votes won:

Trump: 306

Clinton: 232


Trump: + 68


Ave. margin of victory in winning states:

Trump: 56%

Clinton: 53.5%


Trump: + 2.5 points


Popular vote total:

Trump: 62,958,211

Clinton: 65,818,318


Clinton: + 2.8 million


Popular vote total outside California:

Trump: 58,474,401

Clinton: 57,064,530


Trump: + 1.4 million

Any clearer now?

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