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Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 2 months ago

Would Trump have won in 2016 if white supremacists were too busy lynching and forgot to vote?

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  • GiGi
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Yes, because not many white supremacists actually vote.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    So Trump certainly built his political career on white supremacy. You first entered the political realm seriously by questioning the birth of Barack Obama, the first African-American president. And his rise to prominence in the Republican primary was fueled largely by his white supremacy. Trump was willing to say outright all of the racist things that other candidates only wanted to hint at. This is shown repeatedly by polling and vote results which showed that Trump did best among people who were concerned about racial and ethnic changes going on in the United States and among people who had high levels of response for racial bias, such as regions with large levels of Google searches for racist subjects.

    But the reason that Donald Trump ultimately won the general election wasn't because of his white supremacy. What anyone analyzed in the reasons for Trump's victory has to keep in mind is that Trump lost the popular vote. That's incredibly important. In fact, Trump got less of the vote than Mitt Romney did in 2012 when he lost the presidency. So any explanation of why Trump won has really little to do with any sort of positive appeal that he may have brought people. Because most people voted against him. Instead, the recent Trump won is because of Hillary Clinton. 1 bizarre fact of the 2020 election is that Trump actually slightly increased his share the vote from 2016. That's actually somewhat common. Most sitting presidents get more of the vote in their second election than in their first. But Trump managed to lose in 2020 despite getting more of the vote. That shows us what really caused him to win in 2016. The reality is that Trump won not because of his appeal to people but because the almost 54% of Americans who voted against him refuse to unite behind a single candidate. Normally, 98 to 99% of Voters in a presidential election will vote for either the Democrat or Republican. Other parties are on the ticket but they only get a nominal level of support. In 2016, Donald Trump got 46% of the vote and Hillary Clinton got a little bit over 48% of the vote. As you can see, this adds up to just a little bit over 94%. So we had over 5% of Americans who didn't vote for either the Democrat or the Republican. That's highly unusual and that made all the difference. These Americans were ones who did not want to vote for Hillary Clinton for one reason or another. Some of them were conservatives who didn't like Trump but who also felt uncomfortable voting for Hillary Clinton, a candidate who had been systematically demonized by the right-wing crafts for over two decades. Others, paradoxically, were left-wing voters who thought that Hillary Clinton was too conservative for their taste. In none of these cases did these people actually want to elect Donald Trump. But they all felt that Trump had no chance of winning and loss thought that it was safe for them to vote for someone other than Clinton. They wanted to keep their consciences clear by not voting for a candidate who they disliked. Ironically, this prevented the anti Trump vote in 2016 from forming a solid block and thus defeating him. In fact, in three of the Six States with Trump flip from 2012, his margin of victory over Clinton was less than the share the vote burned by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. It's those people to Simply voted for Hillary Clinton, the most left-wing candidate in the race who actually had a chance of winning, then Donald Trump would have lost. So Trump won not because he peeled somehow to Americans but rather because Hillary Clinton failed to unify the anti Trump vote behind her

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They voted for him in 2020 and he didn't win.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In the past year, BLMers have killed more people than white supremacists have.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Would you have a job and a high school diploma if you weren't too busy posting dumb questions?

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Maybe they could try loving somebody and feel good about it.

  • 2 months ago

    You have never seen a mad white person...FACT:

  • 2 months ago

    No, he would have still lost. There are not enough of them. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes, I believe he would have won in 2016. White supremacists account for 0.00000007% of the voters, so whether they vote or not is immaterial to the outcome. 

  • ?
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Seth Rollins was banging Becky lynch so I don't think he cared they have a baby on the way a

    Humor to a sad history not every conservative is racist. Harding in the 1920 went to the south and said lynching was wrong and evil. 

    Trump an alpha male personality is not a racist 

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