Today on “The stupid goes all the way up” – this is the latest talking point from people stupid enough to actively support trump. The suggestion appears to be that you can’t impeach trump because this map shows virtually all of the country voted for him.
Unsurprisingly for trump supporters, this is stupid on several levels.
First, that map is virtually meaningless in telling you how many people voted for trump as the red areas are very sparsely populated and the number of voters in the blue areas is orders of magnitude larger. As everyone but trump supporters knows, he lost the popular vote by several million.
Second, impeachment proceedings have nothing to do with the public vote. They’re a political process conducted wholly within the congress and senate. The public has zero involvement (except maybe in their ability to sway the votes of congresspeople and senators).
The real kicker for me is this takedown by an historian showing a comparison with Nixon’s electoral map. It really is meaningless.
And if you’ve never heard of Lara Trump, she’s married to Eric Trump. So that tells you how smart she is.