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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:40 AM

Once again, the most popular choice in the 2016 presidential election was

"did not vote."

If "Did Not Vote" Had Been A Candidate In The 2016 Presidential Election, it would have won by a landslide.



Map created using 270 To Win, based on reddit user Taillesskangaru’s posts here and updated here.

The map above shows what the 2016 US Presidential Election results would have been if votes not cast for Hillary, Trump or one of the third party candidates had gone to fictional candidate “Did Not Vote.”

Disclaimer: The map above was accurate as of January 17th, 2017. Totals below were true at the time of writing but may no longer currently be accurate as additional votes and recounts are conducted.

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Reply Once again, the most popular choice in the 2016 presidential election was (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves May 16 OP
Sherman A1 May 16 #1
NewJeffCT May 16 #2
Jose Garcia May 16 #7
ChoppinBroccoli May 16 #3
Fresh_Start May 16 #4
Zenlitened May 16 #5
jayfish May 16 #6

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:43 AM

1. Sad

hopefully a few more folks will get out and actually do their civic duty.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

2. What was particularly bad

is that between 2012 and 2016, the number of registered voters skyrocketed from around 150 million to around 200 million. However, overall turnout was only up slightly.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:26 PM

7. A lot of resources have been expended to register people who

have little interest in voting.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:19 AM

3. You Can Thank The Media's Incessant "Both Candidates/Parties Are The Same" Campaign For That

The propaganda/brainwashing campaign against Hillary started in 1991 and has chugged along non-stop ever since. That was the first step in the equation. Then along came the media's manufactured "both are the same" thing they harped on at every turn during the election. Put the two together and you've got a huge swath of Americans who felt compelled to not vote.

My own mother told me that she didn't vote because she "didn't like either one of them." I about went apoplectic when I heard that, because I was very diligent in pointing out the major differences between the candidates for months leading up to the election. At the end of the day, the Anti-Hillary brainwashing was too strong for her. She STILL, TO THIS DAY, insists and believes that Hillary "kills people" (her words--in reference to the long-debunked theory that she killed Vince Foster). The first time she told me that, I told her all the reasons why that is provably not true, and she seemed to accept it. Then it came up again later (she still believed it). After about the third different time she told me that Hillary was a murderer, I finally told her not to say that in front of other people because they would think she was stupid and/or a wacko, and to go on the internet and do some actual research. She all but told me that it didn't matter how much evidence I presented to her, she wasn't going to change her opinion. Now THAT'S some strong brainwashing.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 11:24 AM

4. if anyone who previously thought both parties are the same is not completely braindead...

they should realize that there is substantial differences between the parties.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:01 PM

5. And this why "going after Trump voters" makes no sense.

Turn that energy toward, direct that messaging at, these huge numbers of nonvoters. There are far more "persuables" among them than among Trumpists.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 03:21 PM

6. And?

From a pure mathematical basis; if everyone voted the split should have been about the same and Trump would have still won the EC. Turnout is a problem but it's not THE problem. ...not by a long shot.

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