JFK+50: Volume 7, No. 2130HILLARY'S POPULAR VOTE MARGIN IS MORE THAN ONE MILLION
Washington, D.C. (JFK+50) On November 9, 2016, the day following Election Day, JFK+50 posted the following vote totals....
Donald J. Trump (R) 290 electoral votes, 59,230,029 popular votes.
Hillary R. Clinton (D) 228 electoral votes, 59,427,870 popular votes.
Today, one week after the election, November 15, 2016, we post the following updated totals...
Donald J. Trump (R) 306 electoral votes, 61,166,063 popular votes.
Hillary R. Clinton (D) 232 electoral votes, 62,318,072 popular votes.
Thus, despite Mr. Trump's victory by a considerable margin in the Electoral College, Mrs. Clinton has received, by the current count, 1,152,016 more popular votes and that too represents a considerable margin over Mr. Trump's.
As we mentioned last week, the presidential election of 2016 marks the 5th time that the winning candidate lost the popular vote. The others were...
John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson
Rutherford B. Hayes over Samuel J. Tilden
Benjamin Harrison over Grover Cleveland
George W. Bush over Al Gore, Jr.
In a historical analysis of how those 'minority' presidents fared after they took office, at least 3 of the 4 could be considered failures. John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes* and Benjamin Harrison stood for re-election to a 2nd term and all were defeated. George W. Bush was re-elected to a 2nd term in 2004.
*Sorry, that's not correct for Mr. Hayes, he was not renominated by the Republican Party and thus did NOT stand for re-election.
"2016 National Popular Vote Tracker," www.docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/l/d/133Eb4QmOsnv/
"Presidents Winning Without Popular Vote," by D'Angelo Gore, Fact Check, www.factcheck.org/