Makes more of a farce of it

Obviously these are not my words ,but straight from tinternet:-

Before making sweeping statements about what Donald Trump’s Election Day victory says about everyday Americans, consider one fact: Only about one-fourth of Americans eligible to vote actually voted for him.

According to the US Elections Project’s count so far, only about 56.9 percent of the voting-eligible population cast a ballot on Election Day. That means 43.1 percent of people eligible to vote just didn’t. (The voter turnout rate will increase over the next few days as the final votes are tallied.)

It also means that Hillary Clinton, based on the latest estimates, got a little more than 27 percent of the voting-eligible population’s vote, while Trump got just 27 percent. (Trump won the Electoral College but may have lost the popular vote.) So a little more than a quarter of the voting-eligible population chose the next president.

This isn’t a total anomaly in US elections. Voter turnout has been fairly stable over the past few elections, hitting 55.3 percent in 2000, 60.7 percent in 2004, 62.2 percent in 2008, and 58.6 percent in 2012, according to the US Elections Project. So President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush also won their last elections with around 30 percent of the voting-eligible population — not a huge difference from 27 percent.

3 Replies to “Makes more of a farce of it”

  1. I’m secretly hoping that when the Electoral College votes on 19 Dec that enough of them vote against their allocation – what a fitting ending to a bizarre campaign if the president-elect got overturned at the very last post!

  2. Fingers crossed .
    Also , maybe ,once in office ,he won’t have the stamina to do the job – after all it is not selling real estate at the times and places he chooses

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