This post was written by Dmitri Voltova
Obama claims that he could have beaten Donald Trump and won a third term if he wanted to, but science and facts prove Obama wrong for a few simple reasons.
One, the President would not have won Florida, North Carolina, or the others. Also, with Trump’s shockingly good performance in Virginia to Clinton, where she was a favorite, he would have likely won there.
But looking at the numbers, it appears Trump would have won almost the exact same way he did this year against Obama.
‘President Obama said that he thinks he would have won against me,’ the president-elect tweeted. ‘He should say that but I say NO WAY! – jobs leaving, ISIS, OCare, etc.’
Disappearing jobs, the shortcomings of the Obamacare medical insurance overhaul law and the rise of the ISIS terror army were major campaign themes Trump leveraged to draw lines of distinction between himself and the Democrats.
Moments after the first tweet, Trump delivered a broadside to the United Nations following an anti-Israel vote that Obama chose not to veto.
FLORIDA — 29 EVs — 98 percent reporting
Obama 2012: 4,235,270 Clinton 2016: 4,485,745
Romney 2012: 4,162,081 Trump 2016: 4,605,515
Conclusion: Trump beats Obama by some 370,000 votes and wins Florida.
PENNSYLVANIA — 20 EVs — 97 percent reporting
Obama 2012: 2,907,448 Clinton 2016: 2,844,705
Romney 2012: 2,619,583 Trump 2016: 2,912,941
Conclusion: Trump squeezes past Obama by a margin of some 5,000 votes and wins Pennsylvania.
OHIO — 18 EVs – 94 percent reporting
Obama 2012: 2,697,260 Clinton 2016: 2,317,001
Romney 2012: 2,593,779 Trump 2016: 2,771,984
Conclusion: Trump edges Obama by roughly 75,000 votes and wins Ohio. (Note: Clinton’s worst battleground state showing was Ohio, winning 380,000 [!] fewer votes than Obama.)
Obama would have done better in Ohio, but Trump would have still won.