You are one of the few Medium contributors to recognize that the non-voters are telling us something important about the state of the system.
If just 1m of the 108m non-voters had gone to Ms. Clinton, that would have been enough to flip the 2016 race.
Likewise, if the email conspiracy had not been brought up a week before the election, Ms. Clinton would have won. Basically, the release of that scandal probably caused 1m of soft D support to stay home. 50,000 in this swing tate and 50,000 in that swing state would have given her the edge in the EC.
So we have in interesting dilemma in that a small shift in voter intent can shift the result in many USA elections. Even the blue and red states are actually not all blue or red. In other words, the system is fickle — totally dependant on whether a small percentage of people decided to make a trip to the polls on election day.
Having said that, I am going to bring up an interesting feature that most D supporters do not want to acknowledge: The 40% Trump base. It is not going away any time soon regardless of who wins. And it will be major political force regardless of who wins.
If anything, this political fickleness is telling us that the system is breaking down. It’s time for Americans to start building a new system.