A GOP activist’s attempt to own Twitter liberals Sunday evening ended with him getting schooled in basic math.
Charlie Kirk, the head of Turning Point USA — a right-wing student group that has attracted support from white nationalists, posted a tweet that he apparently thought would finally prove that Donald Trump’s baseless voter fraud allegations are true.
Kirk apparently thinks the number of counties a candidate wins matters more than the number of votes.
…And we’re not allowed to question his “victory”
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) December 21, 2020
Kirk apparently didn’t consider the possibility that some counties might have more people in them than others.
Luckily, Twitter users were there to school him.
These people are banking on your being an idiot. The counties Biden won are home to about 60% of the U.S. population, almost 200 million people. https://t.co/f72fkzD3wF
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) December 21, 2020
Population of Los Angeles County, CA: 10M
Population of Idaho, Kansas, and Kentucky COMBINED: 9.5M
One Biden county: 10M
259 Trump counties: 9.5M
Biden took 10 counties in those 3 Trump states but I still counted their pop for Trump.
Hope that clears the math up for you. https://t.co/eZvYJotDxd
— Dr. Melissa Hillman (@bittergertrude) December 21, 2020
“Look! We won so many counties with no people!” = Republican Participation Trophy. https://t.co/yjz2Jp1jpS
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) December 21, 2020
Big media and coastal elites want you to believe that just one single company, Apple, has a market capitalization greater than all 2,000 firms in the Russell index. True patriots however know that it’s impossible for some things to contain more stuff than other things! https://t.co/f9r64xiHur
— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 21, 2020
Nope. The only thing this tweet makes us question is whether you ever did your math homework in middle and high school. https://t.co/nFCsbk47oS
— Dan Baer (@danbbaer) December 21, 2020
Debunking the “Trump won the most counties” thing seems too obvious to bother but since I’m seeing a lot of this argument today…
A big county has a few million people, a small one has a few hundred people. More than half the population resides in less than 5% of counties. https://t.co/wcWZFBkNDt
— Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) December 21, 2020
“my team hit 10 2-point shots and they only hit 7 3-point shots HOW THE FUCK DO THEY WIN??????” – Charlie Kirk https://t.co/acFllXFLLq
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) December 21, 2020