The AntiFa Resist 45 Movement loves to point out that Hillary won the popular vote.
However, if you get down into the weeds a bit the picture that materializes isn’t quite what we have been led to believe by the Democrat Party, their bully-boy street thugs, or their media megaphone.
As reported in Investor’s Business Daily if you take California out of the equation it is a completely different picture.
If you look at every other measure, Trump was the clear and decisive winner in this election.
Number of states won:
Number of electoral votes won:
Trump: + 68
Ave. margin of victory in winning states:
Trump: + 2.5 points
Popular vote total:
Clinton: + 2.8 million
Popular vote total outside California:
Trump: + 1.4 million
In other words, if you take California out of the popular vote equation, then Trump wins the rest of the country by 1.4 million votes. And if California voted like every other Democratic state — where Clinton averaged 53.5% wins — Clinton and Trump end up in a virtual popular vote tie. Then again for several reasons California doesn’t vote like every other state. Besides the fact that it has become a one party State it isn’t called Mexifornia for nothing. It is the destination of choice for more illegals coming north for economic and social reasons than any other State. Although we all know and have experienced the reality that in the aftermath of open borders illegals are now a sizable portion of the population anywhere you go in the U.S. of A.
Why does this have an impact on our understanding of the 2016 election?
Remember President Trump’s famous tweet:
Donald J. TrumpVerified account @realDonaldTrump
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally
For this he was ridiculed by the ABCNBCCBSCNNMSNBCPBSNPR Cartel who presented it as nothing more than a “Twitter-born conspiracy theory.” Investor’s Business Daily once again did the heavy lifting that the Lamestream Media refuses to do. In an editorial they provide us facts and projections based on actual studies, surveys, and scholarly research as opposed to the baseless character assassination which the media megaphone tries to pass off as journalism.
Such as a study in 2014 in the online Electoral Studies Journal which made a quite similar claim: In the 2008 and 2010 elections, they said, as many as 2.8 million illegal noncitizen votes were cast, “enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections,” said the study, authored by Jesse T. Richman and Gushan A. Chattha, both of Old Dominion University, and David C. Earnest of George Mason University. Which contained this bombshell: “Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.”
Concerning the possibility that as the President said illegals had an impact on the popular vote totals; a new study by Just Facts, a libertarian conservative think tank that used data from a large Harvard/You.Gov study that every two years samples tens of thousands of voters, including some who admit they are noncitizens and thus can’t vote legally.
The findings are eye-opening. In 2008, as many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the election. In 2012, as many as 3.6 million voted, the study said.
In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 21.0 million adult noncitizens in the U.S., up from 19.4 million in 2008. It is therefore highly likely that millions of noncitizens cast votes in 2016.
And it was no accident. Democrats had extensive get-out-the-vote campaigns in areas heavily populated by illegal aliens. As far back as 2008, Obama made sure that those who wanted to vote knew it was safe, announcing that election records would not be cross-checked with immigration databases.
And last year, the Obama White House supported a court injunction that kept Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. The message was sent, loud and clear: If you’re a noncitizen or here illegally, don’t be afraid. You’re free to vote. No one will stop you.
We don’t know the exact number of illegal votes. No one does. But the data that are available suggest that the number of illegal votes was substantial — probably in the millions, as Trump said — and likely had a significant impact on the election’s outcome.
Think about this for a moment. To become an American Citizen a person has to pass a test on American History in English. These people would have no need for a ballot printed in another language. They can read English. That is a requirement of citizenship. In every State of our nation ballots are printed in Spanish. Since citizens have no need of them, who are they printed for? Isn’t the answer self-evident?
How can we avoid this type of fraud in the future?
First of all we could have fewer illegals in our country. Secondly we could require that people show proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. Also we could allow States to purge voter rolls of the dead, cross reference voter rolls across State lines, and require a photo ID to vote. Perhaps as the rule of law is re-instituted after the unconstitutional excesses of the Obamanation we will see such commonsense procedures instituted.
The truth will always eventually win out over the lie. And just as we can rest assured that those who believe the greatest lie of all time will eventually bow their knee and proclaim, “Jesus is Lord,” so to we can rest assured that even in this fallen world the truth is always visible to those who seek it.
Did illegals voting in 2016 give Hillary the edge in the popular vote?
Sure they did.
Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion. He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens [email protected] Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens