Remember: Hillary Clinton received more votes than Donald Trump. Obama beat Romney by five million votes and nobody said anything about a mandate. Mandates are only for Republicans according to corporate media and Republicans. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“For the sixth time in the last seven presidential elections, it appears that the Democratic candidate for president may be the winner of the popular vote. But for the second time in the previous five elections, the Democratic candidate will not win the presidency due to the Electoral College.
Ballots are still being tallied, but as of Thursday morning, Hillary Clinton led the popular vote count by over 200,000, with 92 percent of the expected vote in. Both candidates received more than 59 million votes each.
If Trump does not win the popular vote, it may limit the extent to which Republicans can claim his election as a referendum on the state of the nation. Both candidates garnered less than 50 percent of the vote.
Before the 2000 election — when President George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore — the scenario was relatively rare, occurring in 1824, 1876 and 1888. The result appears to indicate a growing split in the U.S. population in which politically like-minded citizens are clustering together geographically.”*
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