Nate Silver’s post-'nuclear holocaust’ electoral map goes viral
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FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver on Friday mocked President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE’s call for expanded nuclear capabilities by predicting what all-out nuclear war could do to the electoral map.

"Here's what the electoral map would look like if only people who weren't burnt to a crisp in the nuclear holocaust voted,” he tweeted.

The punchline: A map showing only Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii surviving. Silver’s tweet had nearly 3,000 retweets an hour after posting.

Trump on Thursday tweeted that the U.S. "must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes.”


And Friday morning, Trump told MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski off-air that he would be okay with a nuclear arms race, according to Brzezinski.

“Let it be an arms race, we will outmatch them at every pass … and outlast them all,” Brzezinski recalled the president-elect saying.

Jokes about the electoral map became a social media game late in the presidential campaign after FiveThirtyEight released a map predicting what the presidential election would look like if just men or just women voted.

The jokes have continued since Election Day, when even serious maps turned out to be wildly wrong. Recently, one media outlet pointed out that Trump would have beaten Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE in the popular vote by millions if California and New York weren't counted.