Hillary wins the popular vote โ€“ not

Update: See also Counting Absentee Votes Okay, let’s address this “Hillary might win the popular vote, isn’t that Electoral College situation just awful” thing head on. No, it’s not awful.  It’s great, and it protects the importance of your vote.  It’s also uniquely American and demonstrates yet again the once-in-creation brilliance of the Founding Fathers. First of all, she’s probably not going to win the actual number of votes cast.  She may win the number of votes counted, but not the votes cast. States don’t count their absentee ballots unless the number of outstanding absentee ballots is larger than the state margin of difference.  If there is a margin of 1,000 votes counted and there are 1,300 absentee ballots outstanding, then the state tabulates those.  If the number of outstanding absentee ballots wouldn’t influence the election results, then the absentee ballots aren’t...(Read Full Post)