Smerconish: Can Trump Lose by 5 Million Votes and Still Win?
SMERCONISH: “In the face of these odds, the president said something very interesting to “Time” this week, when asked about whether he should reach out to swing voters, the president said I think my base is so strong I’m not sure that I have to do that. Well, he’s not alone in thinking that such narrow casting is possible. But there’s a very small margin for error if the frump plan is to rely entirely on turnout, as not turn-about among must some voter opinions. In 2016 Trump lost by almost 3 million by winning the Electoral College by 74. That same margin signaled to upsets in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Trump won by a combined total of 77, 744. Axios is reporting that democratic strategists are predicting that Trump might lose the popular vote but might still win the Electoral College. One scenario has Democrats winning the popular vote by as many as 5 million votes and taking back Michigan and Pennsylvania in the Trump, while Trump narrowly holds North Carolina, Florida and Wisconsin. In that scenario, Trump wins the White House by one electoral vote. “