Did Hillary Clinton really win the popular vote? Only if California is included.

Did Hillary Clinton really win the popular vote? Let’s look at the result.

Popular vote total:  Trump: 62,958,211 Clinton: 65,818,318
Advantage: Clinton: + 2.8 million

Popular vote total outside California: Trump: 58,474,401 Clinton: 57,064,530
Advantage Trump: + 1.4 million

California total vote: Trump 4,438,875 Clinton 8,753,788                               Advantage Clinton + 4.3 million

Donald Trump got 11% fewer California votes than John McCain did in 2008, but Hillary Clinton got 6% more votes than Obama did eight years ago. ( the number of registered Democrats in the state climbed by 13% over those years, while the number of registered Republicans declined.)

California is the only state, in fact, where Clinton’s margin of victory was bigger than President Obama’s in 2012 — 61.5% vs. Obama’s 60%.

This may be because many Republicans in the state had nobody to vote for in November.

The candidates to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer were both Democrats. There were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.

At the state level, six districts had no Republicans running for the state senate, and 16 districts had no Republicans running for state assembly seats.

So, many perceived California as a one party state, and had no choice but to vote Democrat.

I worked for a while on the 2010 census, and it was an eye opener. We count people, not citizens. We count citizens, resident aliens, temporary work visa aliens, aliens with expired visa, illegal entry aliens, illegal entrants from countries who do not require a visa, in short everyone that does not state they are just tourists here very temporary. This census then serves as the basis for allocating congressional seats. California has an estimated 3.3 million illegal aliens and 3 million legal resident aliens. Most of the legal resident aliens and about half a million of the illegal aliens have drivers licenses. Many of the aliens with expired visa have a driver’s license issued to them when they were here legally.

The time comes to renew your license and one question on the application is: Would you like to register to vote? If you do not x the box they may think you are here illegally so you do. This brings up another form where they ask if you are a citizen. The form cannot be completed unless you complete this box. It is my suspicion that more than one of the millions of illegal aliens and resident aliens have obtained a voter registration. If any of them went ahead and voted, then any precinct that had an illegal vote should be eliminated from being counted due to voter fraud.

But in an interview in the Hispanic media President Obama more or less promised nobody will ever check your eligibility.

RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens — and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country — are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?

OBAMA: Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.

It is time to clean out the voter rolls of not only dead people and people registered in more than one state, but also clean it from illegal voters. And if anyone has voted illegally, this act alone should be cause for immediate deportation. This may cause some disruptions in production and providing quality service, since many are very productive and otherwise good people, but our election process must be held to the highest standards.

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lenbilen

Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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