In 2010, I was the campaign manager for a candidate for the Michigan House. The district had about 80,000 residents of which about 3,500 were actual active primary voters. Picture a district that is five inches high and three inches across. Now divide that up into about 50 different precincts of varying sizes but none abnormal large nor small. Now each district had potential voters in it. Some had very low numbers - twenty to thirty people. Some had large numbers - over 150 to just over 200 in a few. We had to decide where to campaign.
So we made two decisions:
1- We would first hit every single house with am identified primary voter. That would be somebody who had voted in the primary in the last election or in the previous two before that.
2- We drew a large block capitol C on the map that extended about one inch wide to one and a half inches wide going from the upper right north corner to the left, on down and then across the bottom. That is where
3- most of the voters lived
4- our identified most receptive areas were
And we knocked on just over 10,000 doors in five months time and hit every single house we indentified. In the Block C we hit those several times.... some twice, some three times, and in really important precincts - even four times.
And on primary election day, in a field of nine candidates, we won over the expected second place finisher by 70 votes.
Now I can tell you which precincts voted heavy for us and where we won. And i can tell which we lost and did not do well in. But I cannot tell you exactly where those 70 winning votes came from. Nobody can.
A national campaign is no different than that. Every state gave Clinton votes and every county in every state gave Clinton votes. Any of those from any place could have been some of those 2 million she got more than Trump.
So please, lets all stop this falsehood from being repeated yet again.