Friday, December 9, 2016

A Note on the Popular Vote of the US Presidential Election

Hillary is currently up by about 2.6 million votes.

However, almost 920,000 of those votes came to her from Manhattan and Brooklyn.

In Manhattan, she beat Trump by a margin of nearly 10 to 1, and in Brooklyn (her campaign headquarters) almost 5 to 1 (actually just over 9 to 2).

So if you exclude those two New York City boroughs, Hillary only gets 1.7 million votes out of over 128 million cast, which is almost statistically insignificant and well within the margin of error of a typical poll.

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