Written by: Terry Link
Primary Source : Possibilitator, January 4, 2017
I heard a clip on the radio today of VP-elect Pence stating that the November election showed the overwhelming vote of the American people was to get rid of the Affordable Care Act. Well of course this is an outright lie on two counts. Even if everyone who voted for Trump was against the Affordable Care Act, highly unlikely and impossible to prove, Mr.’s Trump and Pence actually had more voters vote against them than for them.!!! They received only 48% of the vote which means 52% of the people wanted someone else. The Republicans lost six seats in the House, even though they have a commanding lead in the number of seats (241 to 194) or 55% of the seats. Total votes for the House the Republicans received 1.1% more votes than the Democrats, but still less than 50% of those cast for US House seats. If ever the use of the term “mandate” was inappropriate this is clearly one. Make sure when it is used you call them out. (See Ballotpedia for the data).