Gee, it’s almost as if Democrats are complaining about the system being rigged. Here’s Barack Obama last month.
President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered his most stinging rebuke yet of Donald Trump’s rigged election rhetoric, calling it “dangerous” and saying the Republican nominee is “doing the work of our adversaries.”
“When you suggest rigging or fraud without a shred of evidence, when last night at the debate Trump becomes the first major party nominee in American history to suggest that he will not conceded despite losing the vote, and then says today that he will accept the results if he wins, that is not a joking matter,” Obama said during a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Exactly one month later he’s singing an entirely different tune.
“As long as Wyoming gets the same number of senators as California, there’s going to be some tilt towards Republicans when it comes to congressional races,” he explained, pointing out that most Democratic voters were “bunched up in big cities.”
During a press conference in Peru, Obama grumbled that Republicans took advantage of “political gerrymandering” after winning wide majorities in that helped them lock in a majority in Congress.
“More votes have been cast for Democratic congressional candidates than Republican,” Obama said. “And yet you end up having large Republican majorities.”
That is absolutely false.
Republicans captured the majority of the “popular vote” for the House on Election Day, collecting about 56.3 million votes while Democrats got about 53.2 million, according to USA TODAY calculations. With a few races still undecided, Republicans so far hold a 239-193 majority for the next Congress.
Those numbers have since risen, but the GOP still has several million more votes. Don’t expect anyone in the media to call out Obama for his lie.