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Trump wins

Discussion in 'Elections & Political Parties' started by dogtowner, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Trump wins Florida, Iowa, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania. Its now 257 Trump : 215 Clinton.
    GOP has both houses.
    On a sidenote, in California adults now are allowed to consume Marihuan (as in Colorado, Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Washington DC).

    In Germany the word "nightmare" dominates Twitter.
     
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    The race is over, Clinton has called Trump to concede. Hugging and crying at Clinton party, shockwaves on international financial markets.
     
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    Wow, we actually did it. It was great to see the majority of the American electorate realize that we needed a change, and that Donald Trump was the right person for the job of President of the United States.

    Trump gave an excellent victory speech. There is now a lot of opportunity available in our country for all Americans, and we each need to take advantage of it. We've got a winner in the White House and his name is Donald Trump.

    Trump has boundless energy and enthusiasm for our country. I have no doubt that he will put a great team together, delegate responsibility, and not only take care of our nation's problems, but also create nice benefits in a number of different ways.

    We are all Americans, we are all in this together. We shall work hard, help each other, and do what needs to be done for ourselves, family and friends, and our fellow citizens.

    I very much look forward to it.

    Congratulations to President Trump!
     
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    Main street wins, Wall street backed the wrong horse.
    It's good to repudiate corruption and cronieism and head back to the sort of country we were intended to be.
     
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    Trump gathered less votes than Mitt Romney

    "..Trump’s vote total was actually below that won by Republicans Mitt Romney in 2012 and George W. Bush in 2004, and just barely above the total received by John McCain in 2008, when he lost to Barack Obama by a margin of ten million votes.
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    in the first 211 years of American presidential history, between 1789 and 2000, there were only three occasions in which the presidency went to the candidate who lost the popular vote.

    This first occurred in 1824, when—after a four-way contest in which no candidate received sufficient electoral votes to win—the House of Representatives awarded John Quincy Adams the presidency. There was widespread popular outrage over the “corrupt bargain” that denied Andrew Jackson—the winner in the popular vote—the White House. The presidency of Adams remained under a cloud, and Jackson defeated him in the election of 1828.

    In 1876, Democratic candidate Samuel Tilden received approximately 250,000 more votes than Republican Rutherford Hayes, but failed to secure the necessary Electoral College majority. After several months of intense negotiations, the Democrats accepted the elevation of Hayes into the White House. However, the Democrats exacted from the Republicans an immense political concession: the withdrawal of Federal troops from the South, which effectively ended the post-Civil War Reconstruction.

    In 1888, President Grover Cleveland lost his bid for reelection to his Republican opponent, Benjamin Harrison. In this case, the Republican candidate won a substantial majority in the Electoral College, but he received approximately 80,000 votes less than President Cleveland. Harrison entered the White House, but the fact that he had lost the popular vote—even though by a relatively small margin—undermined his political authority. Cleveland defeated him in the election of 1892.

    For the 112 years after Cleveland's defeat in 1888, every winning presidential candidate obtained more votes than his rival. Throughout the twentieth century, the results in the Electoral College ratified the outcome of the popular vote.

    But two out of the last five elections have resulted in the victory of Republican candidates—Bush and Trump—who lost the popular vote.

    George W. Bush’s popular vote deficit in the election of 2000 was significant: approximately 500,000 votes. In Trump’s case, the deficit—which may reach between 1.5 and 2 million votes—will in all likelihood be so substantial that it can hardly be viewed as merely a peculiar anomaly...

    http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/11/12/elec-n12.html

    Comrade Stalin
     
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    Popular vote is meaningless
     
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