Nonsequitur: Who Didn’t Vote in the 2016 Election?
November 15, 2016
According to the United States Election Project, only 56.8% of eligible voters cast their ballots this year*. This means that out of 231,556,622 Americans eligible to vote, only 131,741,000 voted. (This is actually about average. In 2008, 58.2% voted; in 2012, 54.9% voted.) Therefore, in the 2016 election, 99,815,122 eligible voters did not vote.
You know who else didn’t vote? Fifty percent (50%) of eligible Millennials did not vote in the election. Seventy percent (70%) of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland, Oregon didn’t vote. (Of course, many, if not most, of the anti-Trump protesters are Millennials.) Former President George W. Bush may not have voted for any presidential candidate (although he voted the rest of the ballot). Colin Kaepernick, the kneeling San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has never voted … ever.
*Ironically, over 3 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2016 election. (If true, Clinton most likely did NOT win the popular vote.)