Amid the raucous Trumpian noise since the election little attention has been paid to the prodigious size of Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win. It’s not just that the Electoral College is an 18th-century idea whose time has passed; it’s much more about the disenfranchisement of a really large number of American voters. (No wonder Vladimir Putin had such an easy time mocking our electoral system!)

As the charts below show, among the five closest presidential elections of my lifetime Hillary Clinton knocked it out of the park.

Three of those close votes elected a president — but two of them…

James Monaco

Writer/Publisher/Curmudgeon

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