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Friday, February 3, 2017

THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. IT WAS THIS BAD...

IT WAS THIS BAD...

Any Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election, MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING;

THE NUMBERS:

-  All the Statistics and Numbers I use in this POST, AND OTHERS CONCERNING THE 2016 ELECTION, ARE AVAILABLE AND EASY TO FIND ON THE INTERNET. NUMEROUS SITES CARRY THE "OFFICIAL" ELECTION RETURNS FOR EACH STATE, AND THE U.S AS A WHOLE. IF YOU DISAGREE WITH THE FIGURES, AT LEAST HAVE THE INTELLECTUAL HONESTY TO BACK IT WITH FACTUAL DATA. IT CAN BE AS EASY AS GOING ON WIKIPEDIA, AND ENTERING "2016" OR "2012" ELECTION. However, if you don't want to use WIKIPEDIA, I'm sure your News Outlet of Choice will contain all the information you need.


FOREIGN INVOLVEMENT:

FROM NPR REPORT, 7/13/2018

Justice Department Charges Russian Cyberspies With Attack On 2016 Election.

The Justice Department charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with a litany of alleged offenses related to Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee's emails, state election systems and other targets in 2016.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who announced the indictments, said the Russians involved belonged to the military intelligence service GRU. They are accused of a sustained cyberattack against Democratic Party targets, including its campaign committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign.
The GRU attackers also allegedly targeted state election systems, including government agencies and their vendors, and stole information about 500,000 American voters.
The attacks were a signature feature of Russia's active measures against the United States; embarrassing emails were passed to WikiLeaks, which released them publicly. The GRU also created other ways to pass the material it stole into the public, including a website called DCLeaks and a fake persona called "Guccifer 2.0."
HOWEVER, WE MUST NOT FORGET,
IT WAS NOT RUSSIAN POLITICIANS WHO CERTIFIED, AND SIGNED OFF ON THE "OFFICIAL NUMBERS." IT WAS AMERICAN ELECTION OFFICIALS WHO DID THAT. AS IMPROBABLE AS THESE TOTALS SEEM TO BE IN SOME CASES, NO ONE CONTESTED THEM.  
  THAT IS THE REAL STORY.

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLE:

PENNSYLVANIA- 2012 ELECTION. TOTAL # OF DEMOCRAT\REPUBLICAN VOTES: 5,670,708.

TOTAL DEMOCRATIC VOTES- 2,990,274.

TOTAL REPUBLICAN VOTES- 2,680,434.

MARGIN OF DEMOCRATIC VICTORY- 309,840 VOTES.


PENNSYLVANIA- 2016 ELECTION.  TOTAL # OF DEMOCRATIC/REPUBLICAN VOTES: 5,897,174.  UP +226,466 VOTES FROM 2012 ELECTION.

TOTAL DEMOCRATIC VOTES- 2,926,441 VOTES, LOSS OF 63,833 VOTES FROM 2012 ELECTION.

TOTAL REPUBLICAN VOTES-  2,970,733 VOTES, GAIN OF +290,299 VOTES.


HERE IS A BREAKDOWN:

The TOTAL # OF  DEMOCRAT/REPUBLICAN VOTES INCREASED +226,466 votes from
2012-2016.

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY LOST 63,833 VOTES BETWEEN 2012 AND 2016, OR ABOUT -2.1%. In itself, that's not a drastic decline. It would be considered a result that is well within normal expectations.

HOWEVER, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NUMBERS ARE ANOTHER MATTER. AN INCREASE OF +290,299 VOTES REPRESENTS ABOUT AN + 10.8% INCREASE. 

This number, (+290,299), is more than 4 times the number 
of votes that the Democrats lost.

TO ACHIEVE THE TOTAL OF 2,970,733 VOTES IN 2016, THE REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDED A SCENARIO LIKE THE FOLLOWING TO HAPPEN:

EVERY SINGLE VOTER WHO CAST A BALLOT FOR THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE IN 2012, HAD TO DO SO AGAIN IN 2016: 2,680,434 VOTES.

EVERY NEW VOTER WHO CAST A BALLOT FOR EITHER THE DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, HAD TO CHOOSE REPUBLICAN: +226,466 VOTES.

THAT TOTAL= 2,906,900 IS STILL SHORT OF THE "OFFICIAL" TOTAL OF 2,970,733 VOTES.

HOW COULD THIS BE? THE REPUBLICANS WERE STILL 63,833 VOTES SHORT OF THE FINAL NUMBER. WELL, GO BACK A FEW PARAGRAPHS AND CHECK OUT THE NUMBER OF VOTES THE DEMOCRATS LOST FROM 2012-2016= -63,833.

TO ACHIEVE A TOTAL OF 2,970,733 VOTES IN 2016, HERE IS RUNDOWN OF WHAT THE REPUBLICANS NEEDED TO HAPPEN:

EVERY REPUBLICAN VOTER FROM 2012, RETURNS AND VOTES REPUBLICAN AGAIN IN 2016: 2,680,434.

EVERY NEW VOTER WHO SELECTS EITHER DEM.\REP. IN 2016, CHOOSES REP.: 226,466.

EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE 63,833 VOTERS THE DEM. PARTY LOST BETWEEN 2012- 2016, RETURNS TO THE POLLS AND VOTES REPUBLICAN.

2,680,434 + 226,466 + 63,833 = 2,970,733.

THIS IS LUDICROUS. NO REASONABLE INDIVIDUAL WHO
LOOKS AT THESE NUMBERS COULD TAKE THEM SERIOUSLY. 

TO ALL DEMOCRATS, PROGRESSIVES, AND FRIENDS AND ALLIES OF THE U.S. ACROSS THE GLOBE: THIS ELECTION WAS A SHAM. 

DON'T BELIEVE ME? PLEASE CHECK THE RESULTS YOURSELF. DON'T TAKE MY WORD, GO OVER THEM CAREFULLY. 

WHAT DO THEY TELL YOU?