Monday, November 14, 2016

This Week's Sneak Peek

In lieu of the usual snippet from a corner of the cartoon I drew last night, here's a cartoon for Harper's Weekly by the great Thomas Nast drawn after another presidential election in which the winner of the popular vote did not become the president-elect.
"Keep Cool!" by Thomas Nast for Harper's Weekly,  December 2, 1876
Here's a historical oddity: since the founding of the Republican Party, there have been four presidential elections in which the winner of the popular vote failed to win the presidency: 1876, 1888, 2000 and now 2016. In all four cases, the Democrat was the one with the most popular votes and the Republican was the one with his hand on the Bible on Inauguration Day.

If you flip a coin four times and each time it comes up tails, and then you flip it a fifth time, there's a 50-50 chance that it will come up tails again.

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