Kelly Ayotte

Trickle up theory of Trump's victory

Donald Trump says he has a mandate from the American people, but the data does not reflect that; however the data does show that Republicans have a mandate. Donald Trump did not receive more than 50% of the vote nationally and though he won 29 states, he won five of them with less than 50% of the vote and that included the bright red states of Arizona and Utah. The Republicans loss two Senate seats in states in which Hillary Clinton won: Illinois and New Hampshire, with Kelly Ayotte being a casualty of the Donald Trump campaign losing a close race to her Democrat opponent, Maggie Hassan.

The media is missing the big picture, in the states in which Republicans incumbents won —...