Here's my take. American elections traditionally get about 50% of eligible voters to vote. In 2016, 65m voted D, 62m voted R, and 104m did not vote.

Both left and right wing political junkies fail to recognize that this non-voting block actually represents the most powerful voting block in the USA. There's a lot of votes up for grabs: if either party can get into the psyche of these non-voters, the election is theirs.

Many Americans found the presidency of Mr. Trump both inept and corrupt. This is their opinion--and they have the right to vote their opinion against Mr. Trump. So when the D count went from 65m to 81m, that was a sign that 15% of traditional non-voters decided to vote D (or more likely against Mr. Trump). Why is this so hard to believe?

In a like manner, Mr. Trump also increased his vote. He went from 62m to 74m, which is about 11% of the traditional non-voters. Obviously, some of the non-voters liked his presidency so much that they made the trip to the polls (or mailed in).

So both parties convinced a significant part of the non-voters to vote. It seems strange that it's OK for the R's to do it, but when the D's do it, that is bad.

Way too much spin in this article.


Dave Volek is the inventor of “Tiered Democratic Governance”. Let’s get rid of all political parties! Visit

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