Trump lost by 3,000,000 votes and became president how many popular votes can he lose this time and still remain in office?
- SBR32277Lv 71 month ago
It's the "state" votes (electoral college) that count. It also has to do with how the state divides the votes, whether it's winner takes all or by proportion. Trump has more favoring him this time because he now has a track record that many find amazing, compared to another candidate chosen by the DNC rather than the people with a very poor track record in politics over the past 50 years. I suspect he will do even worse than Hillary did in 2016.
- rev rickyLv 61 month ago
It will probably be at least 5 million. Don't pay that much attention to the national polling. Just watch the battleground states. Trump lost to an unpopular candidate in a low turnout election by 3 million. He won the Electoral
College by 78,000 in 3 battleground states.
So if you take the national polling, it will be at least 5 million. Biden isn't unpopular. There seems to be a high turnout. He could still win in the Electoral college.
- JackLv 71 month ago
Yeah but if you're paying attention to the trajectory of the USA, you should understand why the electoral college is important by now.
And of course we'll never know how many fraudlent ballots have gone to Democrats, will we?
"Because the corrupt Electoral College..."
Sorry, how is it corrupt? The union is made up of 50 states, each assigned a number of electoral college votes according to its population size. It is functioning as it was always intended to: win a state, and the representatives of that state provide you with the corresponding number of electoral college votes.
Now I guess if you're a Democrat, you'd prefer to campaign in the big cities and ignore the less populated areas of the country...but the electoral college forces you to either earn those less populated areas as well, or lose the election!
Corruption is allowing illegals to vote in elections!!!
- staggmovieLv 71 month ago
Because the corrupt Electoral College gave him enough votes to win the election in 2016, see a candidate needs to have at least 270 votes, or be the first to get there to win the job. He got 304 votes in the Electoral College, while Hilary Clinton got 227 votes in the Electoral College. And in less they get abolished before Election Day, see as it works is that they pledge to vote for a candidate, and they go to vote in December. He sure can still win, if he gets at least 270 votes again and maybe even more in less Joe biden gets enough to defeat him, which would mean that Donald Trump will be the first president to lose his bid for re-election since George HW Bush did in 1992.
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- 1 month ago
There is no answer for this unless you are capable of looking up how the electoral process works and why it was put into place. Another indictment of our public education system
- 1 month ago
Trump won Michigan by 10,000 votes out of over 3.5 million. His victories in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin were also razor thin. The electoral college favors states that give all their votes to a candidate rather reflecting the popular vote split. So if you lose a state with 35 electorates by 1 percentage point instead of an 18-17 split the winner gets all 35 votes. Not the best system but until a consensus votes to change it that’s the way it works. I think the margin of votes for Biden will well surpass Clinton’s total but how the electoral college breaks down is anyone’s guess.
- AntiliberLv 61 month ago
CALIFORNIA GETS 55 ELECTORAL VOTES NO MATTER HOW MANY ILLEGALS CAST A BALLOT
- u_bin_calledLv 71 month ago
when you get to middle school, pay close attention in civics.....
- Anonymous1 month ago
Dunno. If a crap-ton of lefties vote in NY and CA, but he sweeps other states like he did last time, it simply won't matter. If anything, it will make me feel even more thankful for the EC preventing those two states from running the show.
- Anonymous1 month ago
All matters is the electoral college.