It doesn’t matter if he won by an inch or a mile, winning was still winning, and if it was by the voters’ own volition, he technically didn’t “steal” the election. In Bush v. Gore, you could argue that Bush technically…
You’re technically right; Trump’s Facebook strategy was another dirty election trick, but it didn’t physically stop people from voting.
But we have to look at the success of Republican-backed voter suppression efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan, North Carolina and Florida.
And maybe you are unaware that in Ohio they turned off the election fraud security systems which would have allowed an audit of the votes and a recount, if necessary. Ohio may have been stolen in 2004, but there’s no real proof because they used electronic voting machines with no paper trail.
Finally, the news is full of reports that the Russians’ hacking efforts were clearly directed at destroying Democratic support, as well as the close ties Trump and some of his past staff have to the same Russian interests who acted in his favor.
None of these outside forces have anything to do with the will of the people…
Clinton won over TWO MILLION more votes than Trump:
2016 National Popular Vote Tracker
In an academic paper, Dr. James E. Campbell, Chairman of the Political Science Department at the State University of…
So, if you want to argue semantics and state that Trump himself didn’t steal the election, that’s fine. But the aforementioned groups engaged in all kinds of illegal and undemocratic activities which helped steal the election.
I think that’s the most important thing to remember about 2016. Two (and possibly three) elections have been stolen in the last sixteen years, ignoring the will of the people.