Trump Campaign Uses Sports Example To Teach Kamala Harris Why Hillary Lost In 2016

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Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to President Trump.

That is a matter of fact, but some liberals—even in 2020—are contesting it.

“But she won the popular vote,” they claim. You’ve probably heard that time and again.

On Saturday, even 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris echoed the line.

Responding to a tweet from President Trump, Harris tweeted: “Remind me, who won the popular vote again?”

The popular vote has no significance on who wins the general election—that’s not how the Republic works or has ever worked—and the Trump campaign looked to teach Harris the difference.

Trump’s 2020 Communications Director Tim Murtaugh, not to be confused with the former baseball player and manager of the same name, used an example from the 1960s World Series to explain why the popular vote does not matter.

“In the 1960 World Series, the Yankees outscored the Pirates by a total of 55 to 27. But the Pirates won 4 out of 7 games. See how this works?” he tweeted in response to Harris.

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See, the points across games like votes across states do not matter. The points do matter in the game in which they were played and the votes do matter in the districts and states in which they were cast.

It would be just as ludicrous for someone to argue the Yankees are the winners of the series because they scored more times as it would be for someone to say Clinton won the popular vote so she should be the president.

Murtaugh also responded to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to sign an executive order to send every California resident a mail-in ballot for the November election.