Eric Trump sent out a fundraising email on Wednesday that claims “right now all the momentum is on our side.” To prove it, the email contains this animated map:
New fundraising email from Eric Trump tells supporters campaign is making "huge gains" and includes this gif pic.twitter.com/MvUUCU7b3d— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) October 12, 2016
There’s just one problem: As the Guardian pointed out, this is what the electoral map looks like only if women don’t vote at all. On Tuesday, Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight posted a map in which only men vote:
And here's if just dudes voted. pic.twitter.com/HjqJzIVwc4— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
For those curious, this is what the map would look like if only women voted:
Presumably, the Trump campaign is not relying on a repeal of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, to win the 2016 election. So it’s pretty difficult to buy the campaign’s claim that it has the momentum on its side.
In fact, recent polls show that Hillary Clinton has opened up a big lead as Trump has been mired in several scandals, including the leak of 2005 audio in which Trump said he can sexually assault attractive women because he’s a celebrity.