Chart of how many votes presidents lost by

During the impeachment vote on CNN, there is plenty of the standard mainstream corporate media pablum arguing that an election is being overturned. – stating that the will of the people is being subverted by impeaching Trump.

The exact opposite is true. In the 2016 presidential election, Trump lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. Three Million Votes. He only became president because of the historically racist electoral college which favors white rural America.

Also, the only reason Trump won with the electoral college was the mass purging of black, Latino. and poor voters in urban areas (read: Democratic strongholds).

Trump’s “victories” in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were contradicted by the best evidence supplied by the exit polls.

The U.S. House of Representatives is embracing the will of the majority, as opposed to an authoritarian oligarch pandering to white supremacy and extreme nationalism.

The chart above shows the margin that Trump lost the popular vote compared to other presidents who lost the popular vote but won the electoral college vote.

Bar chart showing the absolute margin by which the five Presidents of the United States who lost the popular vote were defeated:

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