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Analysis: Trump's fraud accusations make no sense. The suburbs, not the cities, are why he lost.

November 17, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

President Donald Trump continues to carry on with his unfounded charade claiming the election was wide-scale fraud. At the heart of many of his campaign's complaints is that the big cities in the Great Lakes (Rust Belt) battleground states, such as Detroit and Philadelphia, helped to "engineer" a certain outcome.

What Trump and his campaign don't seem to realize is that the cities (Detroit, Philadelphia and Milwaukee) in the three most important Great Lakes battlegrounds (Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) were not responsible for President-elect Joe Biden's improvement compared with Hillary Clinton.

That alone was worth a net of more than 120,000 votes for Biden's margin over Trump compared with Clinton and 2016.

Given that Trump beat Clinton by a little more than 10,000 votes in Michigan, this was more than enough to swing the state to Biden.

Trump's percentage increase (because he started at such a low baseline) in his vote total of 7% in the city of Milwaukee was actually double that of Biden's over Clinton's (3%).

Biden's percentage increase of the vote in these counties (25%) compared with Clinton more than doubled Trump's (12%).

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