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View Poll Results: Your vote for US president
Donald Trump 10 32.26%
Hillary Clinton 8 25.81%
Other 13 41.94%
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:32 PM   #281 (permalink)
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I hope those voters show up during the mid term elections but I highly doubt they will.

Since most people don't really show up that much for mid term and only really pay attention during presidential campaigns.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:34 PM   #282 (permalink)
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46.9% of eligible voters didn't show up
^ Well that's a depressing statistic.

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^ There's a famous quote about "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing," which perhaps applies here.

Former aide 'can't imagine Trump doing job' - BBC News

^ I think the US is in for a rocky ride.
It's still the most powerful country on the planet, but whereas, back in the day, people like F.D. Roosevelt won international respect in his own right, Trump will be seen on the world stage as a toxic bully. The German press have already labelled him "The Horror Clown" and in France a leading politician said, "He makes me want to retch."

I wonder why 46.9% of voters were so indifferent ? Now the once-proud nation of Roosevelt will be represented by a figure who is an object of contempt, loathing or ridicule across the globe.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:40 PM   #283 (permalink)
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^ There's a famous quote about "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing," which perhaps applies here.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:42 PM   #284 (permalink)
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I hope those voters show up during the mid term elections but I highly doubt they will.

Since most people don't really show up that much for mid term and only really pay attention during presidential campaigns.
Well, look what happened in the 2010 midterms after Obama's first 2 years in office.

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Old 11-10-2016, 12:46 PM   #285 (permalink)
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^ There's a famous quote about "all it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing," which perhaps applies here.
meh. You want me to do something, elect me for senator in 2016
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I guess you could stand for the Apathy Party, then you could claim all those non-voters as yours - you'd win by a landslide!
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:05 PM   #287 (permalink)
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I'm sure most people that didn't vote didn't do so because they knew both candidates sucked majorly so evil was going to triumph anyways.

But if everybody who actually wanted to vote 3rd party actually did... then the story might be different.
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:12 PM   #288 (permalink)
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I guess you could stand for the Apathy Party, then you could claim all those non-voters as yours - you'd win by a landslide!
Nobody would ever shop up to vote!

If I were a senator, I'd actually have power to do something meaningful (and even that would still be a huge struggle, but it's about 1 million times more effective than my vote). Congress collectively has more power than the president (but it's distributed among many people compared to presidential authority).
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Old 11-10-2016, 01:38 PM   #289 (permalink)
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I'm sure most people that didn't vote didn't do so because they knew both candidates sucked majorly so evil was going to triumph anyways.

But if everybody who actually wanted to vote 3rd party actually did... then the story might be different.
For sure, but there are always still local elections and issues to consider - I've always been of the opinion that if you can't be bothered to care/vote your complaints afterward are invalid and I have no patience for it.

I voted third party, not because I support either of the third party candidates necessarily, but because I was hoping we would reach the magical 5% that would potentially lead to a tangible shake up in the two party system, and being from California there wasn't really a question that we'd go blue, so the whole "wasted vote" thing didn't really apply. Alas, nothing came of it, but all the props and measures I supported passed and our new city council is top notch thanks to the under 35 vote.
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