How Did Donald Trump Get Elected President?

How Third Party Votes Cost America Dearly

While the end electoral count ended up at a narrow margin of 279 vs. 228, the story behind Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the highest office in the nation culminates in a story of disenfranchisement and a small group of people who inadvertently decided the election.

“The numbers don’t lie: If you voted for Gary Johnson or Jill Stein, you voted for Trump. You were told. Don’t ever tell yourself different.”
— Rachelle Lefevre (@RachelleLefevre) November 9, 2016

Does this mean that we should abolish third party voting? No. There is a fundamental right to being able to vote for whoever you want to.

But maybe the third party candidates can look at their chances to be elected with a cold and unwavering eye. And in elections such as this one, where the stakes are entirely too high, make the decision to bow out for the greater good.

How Did Donald Trump Get Elected President?

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