Nate Silver Makes Joke With Post-Apocalyptic Electoral Map

Jason Hopkins
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Posted: Dec 23, 2016 12:30 PM
Nate Silver Makes Joke With Post-Apocalyptic Electoral Map

On Friday, election guru Nate Silver poked fun at President-elect Trump’s call for expanded nuclear capabilities with a tweet about an electoral map following a hypothetical nuclear holocaust.

Siler jokingly insinuates Alaska, Hawaii, and Wyoming would be the only states to survive nuclear obliteration. The tweet has gone viral and has already been shared thousands of times.

The tweet is also a play off an earlier analysis by Silver where he drew what an electoral map would look like if only men, and then only women, voted in the election.

Donald Trump has been taking heat lately for issuing a tweet calling for the United States to expand its nuclear capabilities.

According to MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, Trump told her off-air Friday that he would be ok with a nuclear arms race. “Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recalled Trump telling her.