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on December 7, 2016 in World News

Democrats Standing on an Ever-Shrinking Map

Hillary won half the counties of Obama in 2008 and just a third of localities won by Bill in 1996 by Brendan Kirby  President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for Democrat Hillary Clinton — it also was a continuation of her party’s dramatically shrinking geographic footprint. Even as he lost the popular vote by 2.5 million votes, Trump carried 2,625 counties, compared with just 487 for Clinton. President Obama in 2008 won nearly twice as many counties, 875, according to data compiled by the University of Virginia Center for Politics. And...

Hillary won half the counties of Obama in 2008 and just a third of localities won by Bill in 1996 by Brendan Kirby  President-Elect Donald Trump’s upset victory in last month’s presidential election was not just a loss for...

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