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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.)

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The full text of this speech is available here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/us/politics/trump-speech-transcript.html

(This Word Cloud was randomly generated at http://www.wordle.net.)

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Hillary Clinton began her political career working for the Watergate Committee’s chief counsel.  Now Secretary Clinton finds herself under investigation for covering up crimes committed by the candidate and her staff.  National Review’s John Fund points out the parallels in History Repeats: A Nixonian Cover-up in the Home Stretch of the Campaign.   Charles S. Faddis, a 20-year CIA officer, explains why Hillary’s emails matter and why it is obvious that she broke the law.  Roger Simon at PJ Media argues that Clinton’s candidacy has left America at Its Most Perilous Crossroads Since World War II.  Finally, I urge you to watch excerpts of a speech by Supreme Justice Anthony Kennedy outlining the importance of the Rule of Law for good governance, for effective democracy and for personal freedom.

 

 

Make sure before you submit your ballot, especially electronically, that you check it. Already in early voting, some voting machines are switching ballots.  You don’t want this to happen,  or this or this.

Before submitting, review your ballot to make sure your choices are properly showing.  If anything seems strange or inaccurate, contact the Elections Official/Judge at the polling location for guidance to correct your ballot.

According to the Washington Post, the candidate for the Democratic Party received more than 20% of her campaign funding from 100 rich individuals or unions.  The top five donors:

  • Hedge Fund Manager,  S. Donald Sussman ($20.6 million);
  • Chicago Venture Capitalist, J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K. ($16.7 million);
  • Univision Chairman, Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl ($11.9 million);
  • Hedge Fund Manager, George Soros ($9.9 million); and
  • SlimFast Founder, S. Daniel Abraham ($9.7 million).

One of Bernie Sanders’ few criticisms of Clinton was her strong ties to Wall Street.  Looks like he was right.  Whether it’s the Clinton Foundation or the Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton has never hesitated to take money from those seeking influence.