House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said during a press conference on Friday that the 2020 election wasn’t actually bad for Democrats because the party received more total votes across the country than either President Donald Trump or the Republican Party.
It is the latest attempt not only to downplay Democrat election losses earlier this month but also to dismiss the U.S. election system.
Pelosi stood next to a large poster board while saying, “Did you know that House Democrats got nearly 2 million more votes than Donald Trump?”
“Everybody turned out and it was a great vict—a mandate,” she continued. “The most important thing we did two years ago was win the House. We won 40 seats, 31 of them in Trump districts in the most gerrymandered, voter suppressed political arena you could make.”
The fact that they won suggests the opposite of what she claimed.
“I said then that it was going to be harder next time because