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Unpopular Math

Today, Clinton campaign manager Terry McAuliffe said that Clinton has overcome Barack Obama in the total popular vote.


Currently, Florida and Michigan don’t count (because they broke the rules), and Clinton trails by almost 700,000 votes. But Clinton claims that you can’t ignore all those voters in Florida and Michigan. Even so, if you count them, she is still behind by 77,000 votes.

It turns out that the only way you can possibly get a result where Clinton is ahead in the popular vote is if you DON’T count the states that held caucuses, and DO count Florida and Michigan. In other words, it isn’t fair to ignore the voters in Florida or Michigan, but it is fair to ignore the voters in over a dozen states that held caucuses.