President Trump’s electoral map leaves out this big factor

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    SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
    Donald Trump ‘likes his intelligence briefings filled with pictures’, says new report
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-latest-pictures-intelligence-briefings-new-report-a7763831.html

    Remarks by President Trump at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-national-association-counties-legislative-conference/

    Presidential Election Results: Donald J. Trump Win
    https://www.nytimes.com/elections/2016/results/president
    Trending story that Clinton won just 57 counties is untrue
    https://web.archive.org/web/20161207142233/http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fb5a5f7da21d460bbffb6985cb01cb2c/trending-story-clinton-won-just-57-counties-untrue

    More Than Half of U.S. Population in 4.6 Percent of Counties
    https://www.census.gov/library/stories/2017/10/big-and-small-counties.html

    2016 Election Map
    https://xkcd.com/1939/

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