The Los Angeles Times first on the online backlash to Nate Silver’s recent election projections by gender. Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website published an article Tuesday that found that if only men’s votes counted in the 2016 election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, with 350 electoral votes to her 188.
.: “If only men voted…; according to the projections, Trump would grab 350 electoral votes.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews)
As Huffington Post reporter Igor Bobic noted, the Trump campaign was eager to share the “male voters only” projection with supporters. Trump’s son Eric Trump shared Silver’s projection in a fundraising email Wednesday morning.
“But the mainstream media are doing everything they can to prop up Crooked Hillary and downplay the incredible Donald Trump surge happening across the nation,” the email read. “We need your help to continue funding our aggressive ad blitzes and our campaign’s get-out-the-vote operation. We’re making huge gains against Crooked Hillary that you can see for yourself.” “We’re not just winning national polls like L.A. Times/USC and Rasmussen, we’re beating back the increasingly desperate Dems in the battleground states, too,” Trump wrote of the men-only map.
This is the 2016 Trump version (read: sexist) of the GOP’s embarrassing attempt to “unskew the polls” in 2012:
I would be willing to give up my right to vote to make this happen — CT Christian 4 Trump (@TracyOgrodnik)
It really should be END WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE. Sounds so much better.
And most don’t know what Suffrage means =))
— Fox News Fan (@FNC_Ladies_Rule)
To prevent the US from becoming Brazil. — Ad Benedict ð¸ (@AdBen_)
Women’s suffrage is a force of chaos and destruction. Civilization will collapse under female/POC coalition
— Contrarian Gent (@ContrarianGent)
This is why we need to repeal and not replace the 19th amendment. — David McCall (@WoodrowMelkin)
— Deplorable Stacey (@NatinalistReviw)