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Updated count in PA shrinks Trump’s already razor-thin lead 

Alex Mohajer

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79,646 votes in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania decided an election where more than 135 million people voted.

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by Daniel Fusselman, Social Media Director of Bros4Hillary

by Alex Mohajer and Daniel Fusselman

Trump’s lead in the crucial battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania has shrunk to merely 79,646 votes after the tallies were updated to include a slew of absentee ballots cast in the state of Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton made a dramatic gain of 23,700 votes in the updated tally in Pennsylvania, shrinking Donald Trump’s lead from the previously reported 70,638 votes to a mere 46,938 votes.

These updated numbers came BEFORE the recounts, which are either set to begin, or as in Wisconsin, have already begun, in all three states. The revised numbers offer a significant development as the three states’ 46 collective electoral college votes (16 for Michigan, 10 for Wisconsin, and 20 for Pennsylvania) are decisive in awarding Donald Trump a victory in the electoral college. 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency in the Electoral College. Trump currently has 306 electoral college votes to Clinton’s 232 electoral college votes

A hypothetical situation in which the recount produces the needed votes for Hillary Clinton to win those three states would lead Trump earning only 269 electoral votes, with Hillary Clinton winning the electoral college with 278 electoral college votes.

To some, the development is crucial not only because of the recounts in those states, but because the razor thin margins are added evidence of a symbolic rebuke to claims that president-elect Trump enjoys a mandate. The numbers, they say, tell a different story.

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“As it currently stands, Hillary’s still-growing lead in the popular vote is now 32 times the number of votes that made Trump president,” said Daniel Fusselman, Bros4Hillary’s Director of Social Media. “To take things from another perspective, only around 20% of Americans voted for Trump. It should be clear that Americans did not choose Trump, nor do they prefer him. Our antiquated system, designed to protect the institution of slavery, combined with inside help from Director Comey, has helped to make Trump the president-elect. He has no mandate.”

Hillary Clinton’s popular vote total now exceeds 65 million, growing her lead over Donald Trump to a massive 2.5 million and earning her more votes than any other presidential candidate in American history, second only to President Barack Obama. Her new totals indicate she is on course to surpass President Obama’s 2012 totals.


Alex Mohajer is the political director of Bros4Hillary. You may e-mail him at alex@bros4hillary.com or tweet him @alexmohajer. Daniel Fusselman is the social media director of Bros4Hillary. You may e-mail him at daniel@bros4hillary.com.

Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: press@bros4america.com

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