Trump’s False Claims…

Dear Editor,

Donald Trump recently challenged our intelligence community, in his rebuttal of Russian hacking, that they have in the past, been the source of inaccurate information. He ended that tweet by asserting that he had won the election by “…one of the biggest electoral victories in history.”

There have been 58 presidential elections in the United States. Of those, relative to the Clinton-Trump election, 46 elections were won by greater margins than were won by Trump in this election. Eleven were won by fewer electors.

During the past 100 years there have been 25 presidential elections. Of those, only three were won by lessor margins than were won by Trump. Trump won the election by 74 electoral votes. The average margin of victory of the other 21 elections has been by 309 electoral votes.

Bert Russell

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