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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:14 pm

Though Donald Trump eclipsed the 270 electoral vote threshold early Wednesday morning, earning the Republican a concession call from Hillary Clinton and the title of president-elect, the vote count has continued through the day with results showing Clinton taking a lead in the popular vote.

The most recent election with a discrepancy between the electoral college and popular vote winner was just 16 years ago, in 2000, when then-Vice President Al Gore received a higher national vote total than George W. Bush but failed to reach the requisite electoral votes. Since then, the function of the electoral college itself has frequently been called into question and is receiving renewed scrutiny as Clinton’s total mounts.

While Democrats are likely the party perturbed by the process this year, it was Trump, supporting Republican Mitt Romney in 2012, who challenged the viability of the practice by which the president is chosen.

“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy,” wrote Trump as part of a tweetstorm on election night 2012.

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“We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!”

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“Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.”

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“This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!”

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“Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble...like never before.”

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“Our nation is a once great nation divided!”

In additional tweets since deleted, Trump asks why Romney should lose if he received a greater number of votes. Upon the final tally, President Barack Obama defeated Romney in both the popular vote and electoral college.

“He lost the popular vote by a lot and won the election. We should have a revolution in this country!” said Trump in one deleted tweet, and “More votes equals a loss … revolution!” in another.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trumps-2012-election-tweetstorm-resurfaces-popular-electoral/story?id=43431536

So, that's fun. I look forward to not debating this with our resident Trump admirers, who will ignore it.


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Post by Ben Reilly on Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:52 pm

Clinton popular vote lead now nearing 565,000. But nobody has anything to say about how Trump thought a result like this should spark a revolution, just four years ago.

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Post by Irn Bru on Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:36 am

Replies on this are a bit thin on the Ground, Ben.

Here's the actual tweets...

Trump called for "revolution" when he mistakenly thought Obama had only won Electoral College Trump310

lol!

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Post by veya_victaous on Sun Nov 13, 2016 3:03 am

I don't find any of this surprising
either Trump or our Resident Trumpettes
Razz Razz Razz

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:08 am

Trump called for "revolution" when he mistakenly thought Obama had only won Electoral College 9jhAX9C

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