Eric Trump Forgets Women's Suffrage, Thinks His Dad's WinningBy Katey Psencik | October 12, 2016
On Wednesday morning, Eric Trump sent out a campaign email titled "Momentum," claiming the momentum of the election was heavily in favor of his father, Donald Trump.
The email featured this gif to support its claims:
New fundraising email from Eric Trump tells supporters campaign is making "huge gains" and includes this gif pic.twitter.com/MvUUCU7b3d— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) October 12, 2016
The issue, as mentioned in the tweet, is that the map actually comes from Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, and it actually depicts what would happen if only men voted in the 2016 election. Silver tweeted the photo on Tuesday.
And here's if just dudes voted. pic.twitter.com/HjqJzIVwc4— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) October 11, 2016
And now, of course, the internet is responding with its own version of the maps and totally trolling Eric Trump.
What the electoral map would look like if only Western diamondback rattlesnakes could vote pic.twitter.com/CBKEs6gwDU— Chelydros Mononautes (@Chelydros) October 12, 2016
This is what the electoral map would look like if only people who made funny map jokes could vote pic.twitter.com/GLvPOyGj3z— a very spooky goat (@gatorgoat) October 12, 2016
The correct version of the map wasn't lost on Trump's voting base, however. The hashtag #RepealThe19th popped up after Silver's initial findings on Tuesday, with Trump's backers supporting the repeal of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. But never fear, the internet clapped back.
Thank goodness for Leslie Knope.