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Report: Clinton Campaign Dismissed Operatives on Ground in Michigan

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 Dec 2016 07:20 PM

A new report details what went wrong in Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign, and one detail shows there was an effort to ensure Clinton won the popular vote late in the campaign while not paying enough attention to Michigan.

Politico takes a deep dive into the Clinton campaign and reports that interim Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile ordered millions of dollars given to the organization by the Clinton campaign to be used in urban places such as Chicago and New Orleans — locales that would not have changed the election's outcome.

Brazile's reasoning, Politico reports, was to help Clinton win those areas and prevent Trump from winning the nation's popular vote while losing the electoral college vote.

On Election Day, Trump won the electoral vote and Clinton won the popular vote.

Among the key states to Trump's victory was Michigan, a place that Clinton's team was apparently blind to what was happening on the ground. The campaign, Political notes, relied on a set of data at its Brooklyn headquarters that said Clinton would win Michigan and the presidency. The campaign reportedly failed to listen to intelligence coming in from operatives in several states, each time dismissing it and saying the data it had was correct.

Michigan was ordered to recount its presidential votes after Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate in the election, filed a lawsuit. The recount found that Trump won the state by 571 more votes. 

Political commentator Michael Reagan wrote in a column for Newsmax  that Stein's recount effort "was an expensive sideshow."

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