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Response to jmg257 (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 17, 2016, 05:42 PM

97. It's the IDEA of 3d parties that enrages authoritarians.


It's de-legitimizing framing. Forget that most independent voters say their second choice would have been to "stay home." What angers some people is that anyone dares to exist outside of their prescribed boundaries. A personality apparently strong among Hillary's supporters.

She got six million fewer votes than Obama. And Trump got no more of the white vote than past Republicans. She did not convince black or Latino voters to come out in the numbers they did for Obama.

But we'll hear endlessly it was everything else. The electoral college. Independents. Sanders supporters who didn't come through. Comey's letter.

Anything but, "People were not moved to vote for Hillary Clinton," which unfortunately is what actually happened.

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