EDIT: As we later learned after more votes were counted, Donald Trump did not win the popular vote, although the screen capture below clearly shows CNN’s popular vote totals having Trump only slightly behind while having the phrase “projected winner” on the top right of their vote totals. The objective to win the election was to secure 270 electoral votes, not the most votes, and thus both Trump and Clinton ran their campaigns with that goal in mind. If the election winner was determined by the popular vote then Trump would have been focusing on more populated states like California, which he did not visit during the election, and the outcome would have been completely different. The anti-Trump movement and mainstream media pushing the “not my president” narrative, because of him not winning the popular vote, is completely irrelevant and meaningless. Think about how many potential Trump voters in heavily liberal states, whose electoral votes were sure to go for Hillary, decided to stay home on election day since the popular vote didn’t matter, the entire dynamics of the election would have changed.
Out of all the mainstream media outlets pushing for Hillary Clinton this year, CNN has perhaps been the worst, earning them the nickname “Clinton News Network.” Like many other networks, they were also grossly off target when predicting the outcome of the presidential race.
So it should come as no surprise that CNN was also incorrect when originally predicting the winner of the popular vote as they released an article yesterday titled “Hillary Clinton lost the election but is winning the popular vote.” Once this article was released, fellow liberal websites quickly parroted the headline and produced a series of articles criticizing the electoral college system such as “How the Terrible, Skewed, Anachronistic Electoral College Gave Us Trump.”
I’m betting if the “terrible” electoral college system gave us Hillary Clinton, the leftist media would be just fine with that today.
CNN was once again proved wrong in their initial estimates, however, since as of this very moment they are now predicting Donald Trump will win the popular vote.
Although Donald Trump is still behind by about 300k votes in this estimate, CNN is projecting that he will eventually overtake Hillary Clinton once all the votes are counted. I imagine when they finally add in the military votes coming from overseas, it will give Trump quite a boost.
Yet another example of the mainstream media’s predictions falling short, which should also diffuse the never ending stream of articles bashing the electoral college and pushing for a popular vote system.
Donald Trump famously said during his stump speeches that “We’re going to win so much that you’re going to get so tired of winning.”
The win’s just keeping piling up for Trump, and I am enjoying every single victory.