Richard Cohen seems not to know that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s popular-vote margin — nearly 3 million — is equal to about 55 Yankee Stadiums fully packed [“The reason Clinton lost,” op-ed, May 9]. More people than live in any city in the United States aside from New York and Los Angeles. They equal the 36th-largest state in the United States — about as large as Kansas. Ms. Clinton received more votes than any man in history except Barack Obama. She also beat Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) by almost 4 million votes in the primaries . In fact, she set the all-time record for primary votes in 2008, narrowly beating Mr. Obama.
In 2016, she also had to carry the weight of Russian President Vladimir Putin and FBI Director James B. Comey on her shoulders. But she couldn’t carry James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, too. It was their electoral college that finally beat her.
Ms. Clinton has proved that she’s the strongest candidate America has to trounce President Trump in 2020.
John B. Holway, Springfield