Newsweek’s Kurt Eichenwald offered up this stat last night, tweeting that Hillary Clinton had “won more than half of the popular vote”:
Just FYI: At current count, Hillary Clinton won more than half of the popular vote. In other words, the majority of voters in USA chose her.
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) November 17, 2016
Er, show your work, please:
— Byron York (@ByronYork) November 17, 2016
She broke 50%? I haven't read that anywhere. Please link to your source. Not that it matters. The Electoral College elects the President. https://t.co/uBf535RySx
— Mikey Sunset (@MikeySunset1) November 17, 2016
How is 47.9% "more than half"? https://t.co/aYFEXcVRuu
— Chris Barron (@ChrisRBarron) November 17, 2016
It isn’t. Face, meet rake:
Fractions are hard for some.
— Michelle (@michnic70) November 17, 2016
You can follow along with the popular vote count here with this handy spreadsheet via the Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman:
Bergen/Hudson counties, NJ: 27k new Clinton votes, 13k Trump. https://t.co/j58GaxfPmH
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) November 17, 2016
But will she ever hit 50%+1? Doubtful: