About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! The most recent is his blockbuster The Accidental Activist, which Amazon claims is by his wife Anne Green. So it goes. Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from so many nonprofits that we can’t list them all here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA (to impress Carl Sagan). His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED}. He lives in Tucson with Anne, along with no dogs, no cats, no guinea pigs, and only the occasional snake or scorpion.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Stein's Votes Cost Hillary the Electoral College

I've seen smart people not getting this (because an analysis at Vox right after the election didn't use the final numbers), but Stein's votes cost Hillary Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Here is just one single day of the consequences of this.

Interestingly, not changing the votes or the Electoral College, giving Wisconsin Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Michigan, and giving Florida's Panhandle to Alabama would have put Hillary in the White House.

Hillary got ~3 million more votes. Two of the last five elections given to the Republicans because of a system designed to protect slavery. No one should ever claim this is a democracy.