There are about 200 million registered voters in the United States (a landmark according to Politico.com) and about 160 million will probably vote. Trump has bragged/lied that he can’t lose because of the huge numbers of people that show up at his rallies (to be entertained by this outrageous, boastful reality TV star, I’m sure).
Politico reports, “The 2016 campaign may have reached dispiriting new lows, but voter registration in America has soared to new heights as 200 million people are now registered to vote for the first time in U.S. history.”
Are they registering to vote for or against Donald Trump (DT) – that is the question?
Politico.com might have the answer to that question too. “Registration trended more Democratic in every single battleground state. …” For instance, “In Virginia … data shows only 11.7 percent of new registrants lean Republican — versus nearly 50 percent expected to lean Democratic.” And “31 percent of the vote would come from ethnic minorities, up from 29 percent in 2012.”
The Washington Post reports on a sharp racial divide between Clinton and Trump. She holds a “79-point lead among African American voters” … and a “29-point lead among Hispanic voters.” In addition, Politico.com says, “A majority of Asian Indian, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Japanese and Korean Americans all view Trump ‘very’ unfavorably.”
Then there are women of all colors. How many women are not going to vote for Trump? Anyone that’s interested might want to read about Clinton leading Trump by 15 percentage points among women.
According to a report published in 2015 by the U.S. Census, 52.1 percent of reported voters are women and only 47.9 percent are men.
What about reported voters by education level? These facts alone should open even the most biased eyes; if any of DT’s loyal eyes are reading this. The U.S. isn’t as uneducated as the few who profit the most claim, those who close locally controlled, democratic, public schools and replace them with for-profit, often fraudulent and inferior, corporate charter schools.
I’m sure you’ve heard that the traditional public schools in the U.S. are all failures (repeated lies generated by the few, including DT, who want to profit off the public dollars that support traditional public schools), but how often have you heard that the U.S. is the 4th most educated country in the world, and most if not all of those educated Americans read. Because of all those educated readers, the U.S. publishing industry is the largest, most profitable in the world by a huge margin. The total revenue for US publishers in 2013 was $26.7 billion vs. China in 2nd place with less than $10 billion, and China has more than 4x the people.
- 2.5 percent of reported voters had less than a 9th grade education
- 7.1 percent had a 9th to 12 grade education but no diploma
- 29.8 percent were high school graduates
- 30 percent had some college or an associate degree (2 year college degree)
- 30.9 percent had a bachelor’s or advanced degree.
DT (Is this an acronym for a sexually transmitted disease?) won the GOP primary with 13.3 million votes vs. almost 15.3 million votes for the other three candidates: Cruz, Kasich and Rubio. – Real Clear Politics. Thirteen million is less than 7 percent of the total number of registered voters in the United States.
So, how many actually show up at DT’s rallies – actual numbers? Hot Air.com reports that Trump said (Can we believe this serial liar?), “With crowds like these, how come we’re not winning? … We go to Oklahoma,” Trump said, “we had 25,000 people. We had 21,000 people in Dallas. We had 35,000 people in Mobile Alabama.”
Let’s compare those numbers: 81,000 vs 200,000,000+.
Hot Air says, “Big rallies in themselves have almost no predictive value to electoral results, and perhaps especially so when the campaign is almost entirely oriented to big rallies.”
DT has lied more than any presidential candidate in history, but don’t expect his core followers to know that because many don’t read even if they can. There is a reason why Hillary Clinton labeled them the deplorables; a label that I’m sure is going to stick for a “very” long time.
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, with a BA in journalism and an MFA in writing, who taught in the public schools for thirty years (1975 – 2005). He is the award-winning author of My Splendid Concubine [3rd edition].
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