The electoral voting is in and done, now the popular vote count is finally finished too. The final results:
– Clinton: 65,844,610 or 48.2 percent.
– Trump: 62,979,636 or 46.1 percent.
– Others: 7,804,213 or 5.7 percent.
The number of votes cast:
– In 2012, that figure was 129,075,630.
So the actual vote count in 2016 was up 7.5 Million votes.
Hillary finished one hundred thousand votes below President Obama’s total from 2012.
So seven and a half million more votes and she got less than Obama’s total from four years ago.
Trump beat Romney’s total by two million votes.
Independent or other votes went from 2.5 million to 7.8 accounting for the remainder. Very significant.
One key number is in the 13 swing states, Trump won the popular vote over Clinton by nearly 2 percent, backing up the assertion that Clinton campaigned in the wrong states and far less aggressive than him.
An impact this election had on families is evident in a WSJ story today.
“The 2016 presidential election has taken an emotional and personal toll on many Americans, affecting their relationships and alienating them from relatives and close associates, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. Almost a third of Americans said they avoided talking politics with family members or got into heated arguments with family or friends over the past year because they supported different candidates. More than one in five said they had been harassed for their political beliefs, and nearly that many said they had blocked someone on social media because of the presidential election”.
Another interesting article you might like from Breibart. “9 Scapegoats Progressives Blame for Hillary Clinton’s Stunning Loss”.
With the counting done all is that is left is the analysis.