Republican President-elect Donald Trump beat one of the most well-funded candidates in U.S. history by spending less per-vote than the cost of a sandwich, undermining the conventional wisdom that money is the important factor in elections.
Trump spent less than $5 per vote, compared to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s more than $10 per vote,
with Trump spending $285.6 million for 59.21 million votes versus $609 million for 59.38 million votes for Clinton, according to OpenSecrets.org data and New York Times vote totals Wednesday morning.
Trump’s victory with less than $5 per vote directly challenges the notion that there is too much money in politics, and invalidates calls for stricter campaign finance laws from the political left. (RELATED: This Is How Much The 2016 Campaign Will Cost Per Voter)
Trump’s win in the early hours of Wednesday morning flew in the face of all but a few polls, most of which predicted a comfortable Clinton victory, and turned pundits upside down, most of whom claimed Trump couldn’t beat Clinton’s superior fundraising and ground game.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/09/trump-won-america-spending-less-per-vote-than-a-sandwich/#ixzz4TWN4eIgy
Under budget and right on schedule, Trump kicked your fucking ass.