2016 Presidential Election
published: Nov 9, 2016 | last modified: Nov 9, 2016
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Donald Trump has been elected as the next President of the United States. This post is not about who we elected, but rather about the act of voting. This election was a poster-child for voting.

The race in many of the key states was VERY close. Let us take Pennsylvania as an example:

Trump      -> 2912941 votes
Clinton    -> 2844705 votes
difference ->   68236 votes

(2016 Election Results, Nov 9, 2016 @ about noon Pacific time)1

We have football stadiums that seat more people than the difference in the vote count.

The bottom line is, if you wanted Hillary Clinton in the White House and didn’t vote, you should have gotten off your ass and voted —

**your one vote DOES count**

Therefore, if you could have voted — and didn’t — I don’t want to hear any whining about the election results. And for those that go on about the electoral vote counts but the popular vote doesn’t, who do you think put the folks in place — directly or indirectly — that represent us in the electoral college? You guessed it, we do. Guess it’s time to start thinking about who you put in office at all levels.

  1. 2016 Election Results: President Live Map by State, Real-Time Voting Updates. (2016, November 9). Retrieved November 09, 2016, from http://www.politico.com/2016-election/results/map/president

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