Donald Trump does not understand how elections work, and he proves that time and time again in his tweets. This time, he’s chosen to brag about another “success” in the GOP with misleading claims and he used the wrong chamber of Congress to brag about. He also tried once again to attack Democrats with his “landslide” election win numbers that were not a landslide in any sense of the word.
It is possible, but still not likely, for Democrats to take over the Senate. There are no Republicans suddenly ahead in the polls in states that Democrats won in 2016. There are, however, Democratic candidates doing very well in states that the GOP has held for decades, such as Beto O’Rourke in his campaign against incumbent Ted Cruz.
The “blue wave” that’s being predicted is in the House of Representatives. It is far from certain, but looks far more than likely that Democrats may win control of the House, and they wouldn’t need to flip even a single Trump voter to do it.
According to The Nation:
‘Democrats need a net pickup of 24 House seats to retake control, and there are 23 Republican incumbents in congressional districts that were won by Hillary Clinton in November. There are another five seats where Clinton came within 2 percent of winning. Those 28 districts hold the key to retaking control of that chamber.’
Trump loves to brag about his “306-223” electoral vote win, but the truth is that it was no landslide. The one record Trump did set with that election was winning the electoral college votes with the highest loss margin in the popular vote in history. Trump won for many reasons, not least of which includes assistance from the Kremlin with disinformation campaigns, but he won the electoral college because of the way the votes are distributed.
For instance, there is one elector from approximately every 700,000 voters in California, but one elector for every approximately 200,000 voters in Wyoming. By just over 77,000 votes in three battleground states, Trump won the election by the skin of his teeth.
It was no landslide, and he did not beat anyone “badly.”
Twitter reminded Trump of all of these facts and more. See some of their responses below: