Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, but it was all because of California where she got 4.3 million more votes than Trump. California is so Democrat blue there were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.
From Investors Business Daily:
As we noted in this space earlier, while Clinton’s overall margin looks large and impressive, it is due to Clinton’s huge margin of victory in one state — California — where she got a whopping 4.3 million more votes than Trump.
In recent years, California has been turning into what amounts to a one-party state. Between 2008 and 2016, the number of Californian’s who registered as Democrats climbed by 1.1 million, while the number of registered Republicans dropped by almost 400,000.
What’s more, many Republicans in the state had nobody to vote for in November.
There were two Democrats — and zero Republicans — running to replace Sen. Barbara Boxer. There were no Republicans on the ballot for House seats in nine of California’s congressional districts.
Popular vote total:
Clinton: + 2.8 million
Popular vote total outside California:
Trump: + 1.4 million