Nope, what you’re saying s every vote for the loser is a wasted or no-count vote.
And so are the votes for the winner. Using OK as an example, in 2016, Trump wasted over 500,000 votes because of how lopsided the election was there. Turnout was 49%. How many Oklahomans stayed home because their vote wouldn't make a difference (for or against Trump)?
There’s plenty of
Democrats in OK, they just don’t vote the way leftist Dems prefer.
Irrelevant. They may be conservative Democrats who vote Republican, but again, besides putting Trump significantly over the finish line, what else do they stand to gain when their vote remains wasted? If the national popular vote is irrelevant, then in the last election, all it took was 420,376 conservative voters to put Trump over Clinton. Just like the argument that Clinton's vote margin came from CA because she got more votes than Trump there, the same thing happened in OK...and AL...and MS...and WV and WY.
Remember, it was a Democratic state until recently, as was West Virginia.
At the presidential level (which is where this conversation is going), OK began supporting Republicans in 1952 when Eisenhower captured it. Except for Johnson's 1964 victory, the state remains firmly in the GOP column. The GOP wave of 1994 turned its federal delegation red and slowly but surely it turned red at the state level (just like all other southern states). WV, however, lagged the South by decades. It began supporting the GOP presidential ticket in 2000. It's federal delegation wouldn't turn almost completely red until 2014 (Manchin is the only Democrat left), which is the same time its legislature fully flipped. So, no...OK was already pretty red when 2000 rolled around.
The National Democratic Party has abandoned the working class.
AH yes. The Democrats have all abandoned the working class. The tax cuts passed in 2017 clearly supported the working class (you know, because the working class has yachts that they can deduct from their taxes and they're so invested in the stock market that they needed capital gains tax cuts too). The proposed ACA bill that the GOP put up at the last minute and was killed by McCain was VERY helpful (Democrats could never come up with something like that). The Democrats failed the working class: instead of crafting an affordable healthcare bill, they should have told people to drop dead; instead of working to rein in corporations, they should have told them it's open season against the consumers; instead of increasing the minimum wage, they should tell workers to be grateful they make $7.25/hr and that the rate will go lower if they can.
Yes...Democrats have truly abandoned the working class. Meanwhile, Trump and Republican have brought so many factories, that old ones are still closing down (probably making space for them), tariffs have required bailouts for farmers (sorry, not bailouts...that's socialism), and beautiful, clean coal is surging (just in the number of miners and coal mines being closed).