Yes, Hillary Clinton, that paragon of honesty, has straight up lied about the popular vote. Here’s the grimy details. Sigh, emphasis mine:
Sen. Hillary Clinton is arguing that she is ahead of rival Sen. Barack Obama when it comes to the popular vote.
“I’m very proud that as of today, I have received more votes by the people who have voted than anyone else,” Clinton said Wednesday, one day after her decisive win in Pennsylvania.
Not so fast, says Obama’s campaign. Clinton’s count includes her wins in Michigan and Florida, but the Democratic presidential candidates agreed not to campaign in those states because they violated party rules by scheduling their contests too early.
Obama didn’t even have his name on the Michigan ballot, so he received no votes from that contest.
“We think that, in the end, if we end up having won twice as many states and having the most votes, then we should be the nominee,” Obama said.
Senator Clinton, what bullshit is this? Michigan and Florida with either not count, or will have a do-over election in which the running candidates can both compete. There isn’t a hint of ambiguity here. What you said was a lie.