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===Outcome===
 
===Outcome===
 
[[Donald Trump]] won the Electoral College by a narrow margin, and will presumably become the 45th [[President of the United States]]; [[Hillary Clinton]] won the popular vote by a similar margin.
 
[[Donald Trump]] won the Electoral College by a narrow margin, and will presumably become the 45th [[President of the United States]]; [[Hillary Clinton]] won the popular vote by a similar margin.
===Reaction===
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===Reactions===
 
The election of Donald Trump was both an upset (few if any pollsters predicted a Trump win, some predicting that Clinton would trounce him) and a massive shock to much of America, while many on the far Right saw it as permission to unleash some of their worst tendencies.
 
The election of Donald Trump was both an upset (few if any pollsters predicted a Trump win, some predicting that Clinton would trounce him) and a massive shock to much of America, while many on the far Right saw it as permission to unleash some of their worst tendencies.
 
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* [[/con]]: the majority were shocked, dismayed, depressed
Reasons for the intensity of the reaction include:
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* [[/pro]]: "this is our America now"
* fears that the Trump administration will:
 
** weaken LGBT rights
 
** weaken abortion rights
 
** engage in massive deportation of undocumented aliens
 
** end [[US/Social Security|Social Security]]
 
** end [[Medicare]]
 
** cancel [[Obamacare]] (campaign promise)
 
** abolish the [[Environmental Protection Agency|EPA]]
 
** abolish the [[Department of Education]]
 
** take steps which will reverse all progress towards carbon abatement and accelerate [[global warming]]
 
*** withdraw from the Paris treaty and Kyoto accord (campaign promise)
 
** eliminate all incentives and regulations designed to encourage a transition from fossil to sustainable energy
 
** remove equal-rights protections for women and minorities
 
** do nothing at all to discourage, and probably encourage, police abuse of minorities
 
** withdraw from NATO, possibly destabilizing Europe and damaging our international relations
 
** stop providing pushback against Russian imperialism (invasions of Ukraine, Baltic states, etc.)
 
** start a trade and/or economic war with China
 
** significantly cut taxes for the rich, leading to more trickle-down poverty (and probably a major recession) as budgets are cut to compensate
 
** start a shooting war
 
*** possibly with a nuclear first strike
 
* the fact that a near-majority of Americans apparently found Trump suitable for the highest office, despite his:
 
** blatant misogyny
 
** tacit approval of racism
 
** encouragement of violence against dissenters
 
** demonstrated lack of business sense and integrity
 
* deep disappointments:
 
** that a woman didn't finally become President, after it had looked almost certain that she would
 
** in the reversal of social progress which these results seem to indicate
 
 
 
Most of these reasons are solidly grounded in evidence, though a few are not.
 
 
 
Change.org user "elijah berg" of [[North Carolina]] started a [https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-clinton-president-on-december-19 petition] to ask members of the [[Electoral College]] who normally would have placed their vote for Trump to instead vote for Clinton, in accordance with the popular vote. It had reached almost 3.8 million signatures by the morning of November 13 (metadata on the page suggests that the petition was created at "2016-11-09T23:35:41Z", the day after the election). While many have objected to this idea as a form of cheating, it is in fact directly in accord with the intentions of the Founding Fathers in setting up the Electoral College in the first place (while the fact of the College awarding victory to Trump ''despite'' the popular vote clearly was not).
 
 
 
===Projects===
 
* safety-pin project
 
** '''2016-11-11''' [http://www.vox.com/presidential-election/2016/11/10/13586322/trump-brexit-safety-pin A small way to show solidarity after Donald Trump’s presidential win, inspired by Brexit]
 
** '''2016-11-10''' [https://www.good.is/articles/safety-pin-america-trump-brexit The Powerful Reason Americans Are Wearing Safety Pin]
 
* [http://paperclipcampaign.com The Paperclip Campaign]
 
* [http://www.holyfucktheelection.com/ HOLYFUCK. NOW WHAT?]: a step-by-step guide to dealing
 
 
 
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
* '''2016-11-11''' [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3iKj28KqNg This is who to blame for Trump]: video explaining how the Hillary camp are complicit in their own defeat
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* '''2017-02-10''' [https://thinkprogress.org/thinkprogress-has-been-tracking-hate-since-trumps-election-here-s-what-we-found-e0288ed69869 ThinkProgress has been tracking hate since Trump’s election. Here’s what we found.] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+XenoPhrenia/posts/AeqRY5BZ6CS via])
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* '''2017-01-10''' [http://www.people-press.org/2017/01/10/negative-views-of-trumps-transition-amid-concerns-about-conflicts-tax-returns/ Negative Views of Trump’s Transition, Amid Concerns About Conflicts, Tax Returns] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/GP85RW4RJFu via])
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* '''2016-12-30''' [http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/texas-gop-elector-says-he-couldnt-vote-amid-voter-id-confusion/ Texas GOP elector says he couldn’t vote amid voter ID confusion] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlisonMarlowe/posts/iCUfHHtM4DM via])
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* '''2016-12-28''' [http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/whitefish-others-push-back-against-white-supremacists/article_aea69a03-ee14-5b63-bfd0-271c72298d54.html Whitefish, others push back against white supremacists] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/LTHBfLYagYs via])
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* '''2016-12-25''' [http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/12/25/14037576/trump-won-because-of-emails A letter to historians of the future – the 2016 election really was dominated by a controversy over emails] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/dkVtzrSbKSK via])
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* '''2016-12-19''' [http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/first-read/poll-majority-americans-pessimistic-or-uncertain-about-trump-presidency-n697971?cid=eml_nbn_20161219 Poll: Majority of Americans Pessimistic or Uncertain About Trump Presidency] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PamelaZuppo/posts/DLc26eWvHK8 via])
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* '''2016-12-13''' [http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/13/us/politics/russia-hack-election-dnc.html?_r=0 The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S.]
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* '''2016-12-12''' [http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/electors-intelligence-briefing-trump-russia-232498 Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/KYF9Skd9nEs via])
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* '''2016-12-10'''
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** [http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/russia-withheld-hacked-rnc-emails-to-help-trumps-campaign-report/ Russia withheld hacked RNC emails to help Trump’s campaign: report] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/1DeJ4ySxUfv via])
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** [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/russian-interference-could-give-courts-legal-authority_us_584be136e4b0151082221b9c Russian Interference Could Give Courts Legal Authority To Install Clinton] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/MtbEncfgGnt via])
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* '''2016-12-09''' [https://www.salon.com/2016/12/09/fighting-back-against-the-trumps-angry-white-voters_partner/ Fighting back against Donald Trump’s angry white voters] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/WuFB1NKL4aK via]): analysis of the vote numbers
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* '''2016-11-22''' [http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/11/activists-urge-hillary-clinton-to-challenge-election-results.html Activists Urge Clinton Campaign to Challenge Election Results in 3 Swing States] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/46prKgGEQyF via]) "The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000."
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* '''2016-11-20''' [https://www.facebook.com/kaleda.davis/posts/10212209641295447 My uptown #1 train was was covered with swastikas and"f. . k you Liberals" written in black marker.] -- and every rider on that train helped to change the hate-messages into positive message
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* '''2016-11-16''' [http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/news/a50738/russia-wikileaks-2016-election/ Russia's Involvement in the 2016 Election Is Growing by the Day] ([https://plus.google.com/u/0/+CindyBrown/posts/crpysS8B2T5 via]) "Now the NSA director admits Russia used Wikileaks to meddle in the campaign."
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* '''2016-11-13''' [http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/clintons-popular-vote-lead-will-grow-and-grow/507455/ Clinton's Popular-Vote Lead Will Grow, and Grow, and Grow]

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Outcome

Donald Trump won the Electoral College by a narrow margin, and will presumably become the 45th President of the United States; Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a similar margin.

Reactions

The election of Donald Trump was both an upset (few if any pollsters predicted a Trump win, some predicting that Clinton would trounce him) and a massive shock to much of America, while many on the far Right saw it as permission to unleash some of their worst tendencies.

  • /con: the majority were shocked, dismayed, depressed
  • /pro: "this is our America now"

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