War Is Peace. Freedom Is Slavery. Trump Won In A Landslide.

Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway — perhaps seeking to push back on the increasing attention to Hillary Clinton’s widening lead in the national popular vote — has been touting her boss’s margin of victory in the Electoral College.

With Trump officially declared the winner in Michigan on Monday, he’s got 306 electoral votes — 56.9 percent of the available total of 538 and nothing to sneeze at. … But in a historical context, Trump’s Electoral College performance is decidedly below-average. CONT.

Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight