OK, to recap. The electoral college only requires that the winner get the most votes in a state to receive ALL the electoral votes. So, if the results look like:
Get the idea? Clinton wins all the electoral votes. So, a candidate doesn't need to get a majority of votes, or even the most votes, to win in the Electoral College, which is what happened.
But that is a digression since we are going to be talking about a State Clinton won: New Jersey. It shouldn't be a surprise she won since Trump basically trashed Atlantic City, which had an effect on the entire state economy (no cite since it is pretty much common knowledge and a prime example of Trump's being a shit business person). I mean how the fuck can you go broke running a casino if the house has the advantage?
Here are the results of the 2016 Presidential election for NJ. You would think that the "landslide victory" Clintonistas predicted would show up here.
But they didn't. Clinton's margin is pretty much what they were like in most places she won. Toss in that there were a fair amount of people voting third party.
Yet she managed to win this state.
On the other hand, Trump received a fairly significant share of the vote: even in Atlantic County.
Atlantic County is home to Atlantic City.
OK, totally unscientific, but it does make me wonder about her popularity if she didn't totally leave Trump in the dust in a place where he has a bad reputation. Seriously, a lot of people got screwed by Trump in NJ, but he made a pretty strong show despite that.
Draw your own conclusion, but I think it demonstrates that Clinton wasn't that popular.