Try not to think of the popular vote: The Post and the Times has been working quite hard to avoid the popular vote.
We had to laugh at today's hard-copy New York Times. At the very bottom of page A23, it offered this tiny report, attributed to Jonathan Weisman:
With 3 More States in the Books, Clinton's Lead Grows Even MoreThat was it! If you blinked, sneezed, shuddered or yawned, you were certain to miss it.
With Alabama and New Mexico certifying their votes, an update is in order.
Hillary Clinton’s popular vote lead over Mr. Trump climbed overnight to 2,370,700—or 1.8 percentage points. Eleven states and the District of Columbia now record a higher percentage of votes for Mrs. Clinton than President Obama received in 2012.
Several analysts laughed. An update is in order from what? one of the unpaid youngsters exclaimed.
"Clinton's lead grows even more" as compared to what?
We decide our elections through the electoral college, a small 18th century school which lacks a campus and a football team. That said, the state of the popular vote constitutes actual news, especially in the context of fake reports about illegal voting and ludicrous televised claims alleging "landslides" and "mandates."
Perhaps the Times and the Post will work this through at some later date. As of now, the papers seem to be working hard to avoid this topic.
Nothing to look at here! Subscribers, please move along!
Your update: According to the Cook Report site, Clinton's margin over Trump now stands at 2.53 million votes.
Subscribers, please! Move along!