Campaign 2016 - And Now The Votes

And Now The Votes

Voters are voting.

And now their actions will count.

All campaigns now end.

Let's hope some real thought went into important choices.

Except for meeting voting requirements, we can only hope that the best possible choices will have been made for the years ahead.
Except for meeting voting requirements, we can only hope that the best possible choices will have been made for the years ahead. | Source

In addition to the five major leaders' campaigns, there were enough choices to go around.

Evan McMullin, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and a slew of other candidates, some on state ballots, and others hoping for voters to write their names on the Election 2016 ballots, those were the choices voters were to choose from by November 8, 2016.

Other than human candidates, there were also issues to be voted on, from Constitutional additions and amendments, to changes in laws related to marijuana for recreational and medical use. Such decisions involved more than 100 topics, some fairly frivolous, some life affecting.

It seemed likely just a week before election day, that the next president of the United States of America would be elected by the votes of less than half the eligible voters in the USA.

Of the votes that would be cast, a small but significant portion would be questioned, as well as some attempts to vote that were frustrated.

At this point Donald J. Trump could still be his worst competition. Can he misstep again with just days to go before the election?

At this point can Hillary R. Clinton dampen down her controversial past and hang onto her share of the still undecided voters?

And where does President Obama figure into the final whirlwind of anxious campaigning that could determine the endurance of what he wants remembered as the legacy of his eight years as president?

As unlikable as Mrs. Clinton is, will women voters who want to see a woman as president vote for this particular woman to go down in history as representing them?

One more really big question as the last voters go to the polls: how many voters who maintain they are “fed up” with Congress and the current administration will actually get out and vote for Mr. Trump and what has been made to look like radical change?

By late on the night of November 8, 2016 or early on the morning of November 9, we should know the answers to each of those questions.

And long may it wave....

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By the displayed natures of the two top contenders, when all the results are in and the winner of the presidency is known, one will grouse and one will gloat.

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© 2016 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Greensleeves Hubs 2 weeks ago from Essex, UK

An interesting perspective Perspycacious in the days before the vote, and an accurate overview of the complexity of issues which may have affected the result. In the event it does seem unfortunate (in my own opinion) that policies, experience and the morality of Donald Trump took a back seat in this election.

Perhaps we can now see that the overriding factor in the result was the factor mentioned in the penultimate paragraph in your main analysis? :

'One more really big question ..... how many voters who maintain they are “fed up” with Congress and the current administration will actually get out and vote for Mr. Trump and what has been made to look like radical change?

It seems these voters were not detected by the opinion polls, and they did get out and vote. That may account for the narrow majorities he achieved in so many of the swing states. Majorities which won him the election.

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