Those Americans who are arguing that Donald Trump is not their president got new ammo for their argument from the latest vote count data that shows Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by more than 1.5 million votes.
ABC News reported:
According to new figures released by The Associated Press on Saturday, Clinton received more than 1.5 million votes more than her Republican rival.
As of Saturday, Clinton had received 63,390,669 votes, while Trump received 61,820,845 votes — a difference of 1,569,824, according to The AP.
Rounded off to whole numbers, that translates to 48 percent vs. 47 percent.
Hillary Clinton has received more votes than any white male presidential candidate in history.
Republicans are trying to claim that Donald Trump has a mandate to govern, but with Clinton receiving millions of more votes, it is a claim that is difficult to take seriously. Popular mandates come from the voters, and by numerical volume, the American did not give President-elect Trump and the Republican Congress a mandate.
What Trump and the Republicans do have is a deeply divided country, which the majority of people did not support the incoming administration. The reason why the Democratic resistance to Trump is not weakening after the election is because the majority of the country also didn’t support the incoming president.
This is a country where the majority of the voters are seething and waiting to turn on the Republicans. Instead of worrying about Hamilton and Saturday Night Live, Donald Trump needs to concerned about the fact most voters who went to the polls on election day did not vote for him.
The not my president movement continues to grow because for most voters Trump is not the candidate that they supported.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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