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Monday, MSNBC's presenter repeated Podesta's fabrication of the indictment's facts for Face the Nation (Sunday), saying, IRA's "political advertising" for Michigan and Wisconsin, so-called purple states, produced an unexpected ballot outcome. These are states where Trump narrowly defeated Who?

There is no such information in Mueller's indictment. As I have demonstrated with excerpts (above), Mueller's investigation does not report IRA "focus" on either Michigan or Wisconsin. Read it yourself.

Podesta's fabrication of facts presented as evidence of IRA's illegal electioneering serve only to furnish a supposition, but for Russian "political advertising", Trump probably would not have been elected.

Furthermore, the MSNBC presenter elaborates a fabricated  electoral advantage produced by IRA "political advertising" for presidential candidate Jill Stein.

Stein got 1% of total popular votes, 0 electoral votes.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Feb 21st, 2018 at 06:19:16 AM EST
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What was the distribution of Who? ballots across the USA?

Clinton's popular vote lead passes the 2 million mark
"The Democratic vote was not distributed well enough [SIC] across the country, however;  Trump carried most of the states and prevailed in the Electoral College."

Baffled by Fog of War, Rumors, and Just Plain Bullshit?

"Hillary Clinton garnered 4.3 million more votes than Donald Trump in the nation's most populous state", TRUE or FALSE?

It's true that if California's vote totals were entirely removed from the equation ...
There is some validity to pointing out that the 2016 election is an exemplar of a modern trend that generally sees Democratic candidates tending to receive large numbers of votes from densely-populated metropolitan areas in states such as New York and California, while Republican candidates tend to collect votes from geographically larger but less populated portions of the country -- one of the main factors behind this election's disparity between the popular vote (which Clinton won) and the electoral vote that actually decides the election (which Trump won). This phenomenon could be viewed as a positive ...
It may also be true, as Donald Trump has claimed, that without our winner-take-all ...
In any case, it is true that the margin of votes by which Hillary Clinton won the state of California was significantly greater than the margin by which she won the national popular vote. But even if Clinton's 4.3 million vote victory over Trump in California provided her overall winning edge, it wouldn't be an issue if she hadn't also amassed enough votes all the other states to make that outcome possible.
but for
illegal IRA electioneering to registered voters in the 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, or 30 most populous states.

Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections - County Data
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Feb 22nd, 2018 at 08:56:09 PM EST
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Data source: 2017 State of Mental Health in America - Adult Prevalence (pub'd. Oct 2016). View MHA 2015 ranking here, eg. HI #1, MI #21, WI #28, FL #6, Nat'l. avg 18.01%.

"A high ranking on the Prevalence Ranking indicates a lower prevalence of mental health and substance use issues."
Assume the MHA data from rank is derived are accurate descriptions of populations receiving treatment.

States outlined BLUE were named as "focus" IRA focus by Podesta. IRA states of interest named the indictment are outlined BLACK. BLUE dot(s) indicate electoral votes assigned to Who?

One might infer from this "visualization" that the states which both Who? and IRA "political advertising" ignored were more "deplorable" than actual "focus" states; or all of them except NY were populated by IRA co-conspirators.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Feb 24th, 2018 at 11:30:11 PM EST
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