Real Popular Vote: Nobody for president won by a landslide

By | November 13, 2016

Nearly half of eligible voters (231,556,622 people) did not vote in the 2016 presidential election, according to data of early turnout rates compiled by the United States Election Project and crunched by Josh Nelson. The full results may not be available until two weeks. The early data found that of the U.S. population:
46.6% didn’t vote

25.6% voted for Hillary Clinton

25.5% voted for Donald Trump

1.7% voted for Gary Johnson

It wasn’t the lowest turnout in history, however. About 49 percent of eligible voters did not participate in the 1996 election, in which Democratic candidate Bill Clinton beat Republican candidate Bob Dole.

Mashable via Anti-Media

Something is broken with our political system, you think?

Update: Via Tweet, someone said this may be said of all presidential elections. According to some stats here, there have been years with turnouts above 75%.

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