|Double the ego, double the chin|
Donald J. Trump, a primate, uses his Twitter account to parade a swollen ego and a remarkable insecurity (especially insecure, considering the ego). If Hillary Clinton did so much better than he in the popular vote, it must have been fraud, "millions" of illegals voting in California but also in Virginia and New Hampshire.
That's just a lie. Or call it "an unsubstantiated claim" -- over-ripe fruit plucked from the Right Wing Conspiracy Tree. We have a president who uses unsubstantiated claims to calm his wounded ego. Meanwhile, a lack of evidence that he is beloved widely and grandly and universally by the American voting public wounds his fragile self-confidence. He has to be a big man, the biggest man.
Actual research into just California reveals a few facts: the turn-out rate in that state was actually below the national average. If millions of illegal votes were cast, that turn-out number should be considerably higher. If millions of non-residents voted illegally against Trump in California, you would expect Trump's loss-margin to be highest in areas where many non-residents live.
But Trump's "biggest losses came on the affluent coast: in Orange and Marin counties, in San Diego and Silicon Valley."
[Trump] underperformed Mitt Romney’s 2012 showing most in Orange County, a redoubt of 20th-century conservatism that voted Republican in every election from 1936 through 2012. Mr. Trump lost the county by a nine-point margin.
These same Orange County residents voted to re-elect all four of their Republican members of Congress — not the result one would expect if Mrs. Clinton were bolstered by a wave of unanimously Democratic illegal votes. [Nate Cohn]If we are watching the unstoppable night-time habits of an uninformed, fantasy-possessed greed head, then we are in for four years of made-for-TV entertainment -- "Tonight at nine, President Cyberbully Takes on Trevor Noah!" -- that may also be the death of the Republic.