Nearly half of Americans didn’t vote — Shutting down easy access to vote was part of the reason

The latest poll numbers also indicate that Clinton may have just barely squeezed out a win in the popular vote. An estimated 25.6 percent of eligible voters named Clinton while 25.5 percent voted for Trump.

When you narrow the numbers down to those who did vote, Clinton had 48 percent (59,580,545 votes) compared to 47 percent (59,341,558 votes) for Trump, according to the Associated Press.

Last Tuesday was the first election since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling against the Voting Rights Act. The changes added new voter identification requirements.

Opportunity remains an outstanding limiting factor. Since the 2012 election, over 800 polling places were simply closed.

One thought on “Nearly half of Americans didn’t vote — Shutting down easy access to vote was part of the reason

  1. Poll worker says:

    2016 US election results on Nov 14, 2016 @ 8:44 AM MST
    https://www.google.com/search?q=2016+presidential+election+results&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#eob=enn/p//0/0///////////
    Popular vote:
    Donald Trump Republican Party 47% 60,371,193
    Hillary Clinton Democratic Party 48% 61,039,676 (668,483 more than Trump)
    Gary Johnson Libertarian Party 3% 4,167,740
    Jill Stein Green Party 1% 1,257,724
    Other candidates 0.7% 840,593
    [there are still millions of votes to be counted – and canvassed]

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