I Side With's 2016 Election Quiz.

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Darkfeather21
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Re: I Side With's 2016 Election Quiz.

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Killjoy wrote:
mustang6172 wrote: It's more like 46.75%
218,959,000 eligible voters in the US.
61,201,031 voted for The Donald.

27.95% -- actual percentage of the electorate who voted for The Donald.
Assuming every eligible voter went out and voted, you'd have a point.

Except that there were only 134,265,273 votes cast in this election.

Trump had 62,418,792 votes across the entire US. That's 46.5%.

Clinton had 64,654,445 votes. That's 48.2%,

And the rest of the people had 7,192,036. That's 5.4%.
Killjoy
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Re: I Side With's 2016 Election Quiz.

Post by Killjoy »

Darkfeather21 wrote:
Killjoy wrote:
mustang6172 wrote: It's more like 46.75%
218,959,000 eligible voters in the US.
61,201,031 voted for The Donald.

27.95% -- actual percentage of the electorate who voted for The Donald.
Assuming every eligible voter went out and voted, you'd have a point.

Except that there were only 134,265,273 votes cast in this election.

Trump had 62,418,792 votes across the entire US. That's 46.5%.

Clinton had 64,654,445 votes. That's 48.2%,

And the rest of the people had 7,192,036. That's 5.4%.

Note that I said "the electorate", not "voters".

The electorate is all the eligible voters. That 1/3 to 1/2 of the electorate chooses to abstain even in "the big" elections for a multitude of reasons is something else.
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