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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Results

The polls were way off, so many forecasts -- including this one!  -- were way off, too.

But one prediction came true:  Hillary Clinton won the national popular vote.

Trouble is, the distribution was highly inefficient.  She built up million-plus margins in New York and California, while running behind in the rest of the country.

Here is the raw-vote math as of this morning (percentages are two-party vote): 


Clinton
Trump
National
60,028,562      (50.1%)
59,769,980  (49.9%)
5,490,930        (64.9%)
2,969,786    (35.1%)
4,142,719        (61.1%)
2,635,300    (39.9%)
Everywhere else
50,394,913      (48.1%)
54,164,894  (51.8%)