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Misleading electoral maps, and the people who use them

by VICE News and Michael Kalenderian
Oct 21 2016, 11:14am

This segment originally aired Oct. 13, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO

On Tuesday, celebrity statistician Nate Silver tweeted two electoral maps: one depicting an election in which only women voted, leading Hillary Clinton to win by a landslide, and another showing that Donald Trump would win if only men voted.

Shortly after this hypothetical exercise been completed, Eric Trump sent out a fundraising email blast titled “Momentum” and including a map that looked eerily similar to a certain fictional and hypothetical map mentioned only moments ago.

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