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Trump takes the nation by surprise due to false polls

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University of Michigan's final state count for the presidential election

University of Michigan's final state count for the presidential election

University of Michigan's final state count for the presidential election

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Despite the overwhelming number of predictive polls stating that democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, would win the electoral vote, this was not the case.

Polls on reliable media platforms such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN all reported that Clinton would win the election. When Donald Trump won the electoral college by 62 votes, those who believed the predictive polls were in shock. Protests and riots have broken out in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and hundreds of college campuses including Indiana’s very own Purdue University. These protests consist mainly of democratic millennials seeking unfaithful electors for the December 19 electoral college vote. Protesters hope that online petitions and Clinton’s record-breaking popular vote win will sway the presidency.

If each elector stays faithful to their state, then Donald Trump is sure to become the United State’s next president. However, only 29 of 50 states require their electors to stay faithful, so a Hillary Clinton presidency is still a possibility, be it very slim.
This is only the second time a voting upset like this has happened in US history with the first time being the George W. Bush v. Al Gore election of 2000, but the fact that almost every poll gave Clinton the presidency is what reinforced the public shock-value. Many sources are speculating that, due to the fact that liberal culture dominates the United States, many of the voters who were polled were not truthful in their statements. Clinton referred to Trump supporters as a “basket of deplorables” early in her post-primary campaign, so the cultural divide between republicans and democrats is deep.

Democrats are also upset because the house and senate are republican majorities as well. With Donald Trump as president, any democratic seats in the supreme court are also at stake. The checks and balances system is still in tact, but, from a two party standpoint, the red is beginning to seep through the blue.

While democrats and non-Trump supporters are protesting, alt-right Trump supporters have been seen vandalizing buildings with swastikas throughout the south. The Klu Klux Klan is also in the midst of planning a celebratory parade in honor of Trump’s electoral college win.

The fact that America is divided into two culturally and politically indistinguishable sides lessens the probability for a smooth transition from Obama to Trump, but no transition chaos has been reported as of late.
Until the presidency is ultimately determined on the December 19, protesters are expected to remain in the streets of major cities, and the political divide will be prominent throughout the nation as a whole.

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