I make every effort to tell the truth when I speak. My post uses clear, simple math, hard facts taken from the US Constitution, and a supposition based on the two, not a forecast as would have had to be the case with the story you refer to.
Under a proportional system *with no funny business* (that includes gerrymandered congressional districts), if candidate A gets 45 percent of the popular vote, and candidate B gets 50 percent, then by definition, they should get approximately 45% and 50% of the Electoral College votes as well, not accounting for rounding errors.
Furthermore, I watched fivethirtyeight.com's forecasts throughout the election, and as I recall, they didn't exactly have the best accuracy this cycle. I don't trust that site's forecasts any more than I trust mainstream media to do the same.
So, where's the lie?