Donald Trump will be president thanks to 80,000 people in three states

And her lead in the national popular vote is 2.5 million.

Three-weeks-plus after Election Day, there are still more votes to count in California than were cast in each of nine states and D.C. Most of the votes that have been (slowly, laboriously) counted in the state have been votes for Hillary Clinton, giving her a 4.1 million-vote lead in that state that’s powering her 2.5 million-vote lead nationally. It takes Donald Trump’s margins in the seven states where he saw the biggest vote advantages to make up Clinton’s lead in California alone. (All of these figures thanks to Cook Political’s Dave Wasserman.)

But, of course, none of this matters. All that matters is that Trump got more electoral college votes, thanks to having won more states. In many cases, those wins were much more narrow than Clinton’s, which also helps power the gap between the electoral vote and the popular one. Trump won 18 states by fewer than 250,000 votes; Clinton, 13.

The most important states, though, were Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Trump won those states by 0.2, 0.7 and 0.8 percentage points, respectively — and by 10,704, 46,765 and 22,177 votes. Those three wins gave him 46 electoral votes; if Clinton had done one point better in each state, she’d have won the electoral vote, too.

Or put another way: But for 79,646 votes cast in those three states, she’d be the next president of the United States. The 540-vote margin in Florida that swung the 2000 election is still the modern record-holder for close races, but this is a pretty remarkable result. (Especially since the final gap between Al Gore and George W. Bush was only a little over 500,000 votes nationally.)

Pride flags pop up in VP-elect Pence’s temporary Northwest D.C. neighborhood

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From WJLA.com:

WASHINGTON (ABC7) — Christmas decorations are popping up left and right, but one street in NW Washington has a different kind of decoration this season—rainbow flags.

“A respectful message showing, in my case, my disagreement with some of his thinking,” said Ilse Heintzen.

The ‘he’ Heintzen is referring to is Vice-President Elect Mike Pence. Pence moved into a house on Heintzen’s block where he will stay on-and-off until he moves into the Vice-President’s mansion on the grounds of the Naval Observatory next year.

Neighbors started hanging the pride flags after the VP-Elect moved in because the LGBTQ community has criticized Pence’s policies regarding LGBTQ rights.

Trevor Noah Destroys Conservative During Interview

I haven’t watched the Daily Show in quite some time. To be honest, I never tuned in to watch it when Stewart was a host but just would watch clips as I came across them in the wild. The last time I did see a Daily Show with Noah, the jokes felt forced and not all that strong. Maybe he is finding his footing because this is my favorite clip I have seen of him to this point. And he does it by just calmly and rationally pointing out the gaping holes in her arguments and her defense of Trump.

Trump voters tell CNN that California ‘allows’ illegal voting

Also, the white woman says that racism will go away if we just ignore it. With the level of ignorance on this panel alone, I no longer am wondering why Trump managed to pull out a win.

“No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby.” – H. L. Mencken

Update:
Two of the women (including the main idiot that does most of the talking in this video) are Trump delegates:

A CNN video segment getting a lot of play today features Alisyn Camerota revisiting with some Donald Trump supporters now that he has won the election. This was a call back to a panel discussion a year ago, featuring five of the same Trump voters from that forum.

Obviously, what will make this one get much play on CNN over the next few days, as well as online, will be the moments where two Trump supporters claim that millions of illegal immigrants voted in California. They also claimed that you could look on Facebook and Google to find out that President Barack Obama told people to vote illegally. While Camerota tried to convince them it wasn’t true, they insisted they had heard all of this from the media. (Camerota spoke to Mediaite not long ago about how she prides herself on these panels.)

Now, the two women responsible for this exchange with the CNN host — Susan DeLemus and Paula Johnson — are more than just passionate Trump voters who CNN talked to last year. They are both veteran politicians in New Hampshire you were selected as delegates by the Trump campaign and have been featured in the news, and on CNN, over the past year and a half.