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Old 01-03-2018, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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You're talking 3 elections...Obama was popular which is why he won the popular vote and Trump was/is hated by the media and establishment which is why he didn't win the popular vote.
And I replied right after the OP that we are actually talking 6 elections.

Please reply with your excuses for 1992, 1996, and 2000.

I would also like to hear you expound on your "Trump was hated by the media" argument and explain how that was directly responsible for his popular vote loss. I am eager to hear it, especially considering his loss is keeping up with a 32-year trend.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:37 PM
 
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It isn't OK for a majority to win, but it's absolutely fine if a majority loses to a minority in this democracy as long as they voted Republican.
This isn't a democracy.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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The 2016 election was the 5th time in U.S. history when the candidate who received the greatest number of electoral votes, and thus won the presidency, didn't win the popular vote.

And this includes winners who won a plurality but not necessarily more than 50 percent of the popular vote.

So that it is 3 times in the 1800's and 2 times since 2000.
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:52 PM
 
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That is also the only time a Republican has won the popular vote in the last six presidential elections. That means Bush is the only GOP candidate to win the popular vote since 1988, and Bush only did it once.

That's crazy.

In 30 years (32 by the time the next presidential election is held), only once has the GOP candidate won the popular vote.
Rd and then
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:10 PM
 
Location: The 719
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George W. Bush and Dick Cheney won 62 million votes in 2004, with 50% of the vote. They are the LAST Republicans to win the popular vote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_2004

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... and here is yall's participation trophy, enjoy.

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Popular vote doesn't count. President Trump was the first Republican candidate to get over 300 electoral votes since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
Oh yeah? Well you know what the Trump haters will say about that?

That's right you guessed it... Waa! Not my Pwesident! Waa!
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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George W. Bush and Dick Cheney won 62 million votes in 2004, with 50% of the vote. They are the LAST Republicans to win the popular vote.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...election,_2004

Why?
I thought there was an electoral college that decided who was president? What is the obsession of the left on this?

Why?
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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Popular vote doesn't count. President Trump was the first Republican candidate to get over 300 electoral votes since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:13 PM
 
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This isn't a democracy.
Its called a representative republic.

A democracy would mean everyone voter would decide everything.

That is not how it works.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Nevada side of Lake Tahoe
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I thought there was an electoral college that decided who was president? What is the obsession of the left on this?

Why?
They are mad that Hillary Clinton didn't get enough electoral votes needed to win. Now they whine because they think it cheated her from the presidency.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:19 PM
 
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They are mad that Hillary Clinton didn't get enough electoral votes needed to win. Now they whine because they think it cheated her from the presidency.
I did not vote for Trump but his campaign understood the EC much better than Hillary. The sore losers on the left are so pathetic. Its been more than a year and this nonsense never ends.
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