The chart of 2016
November 10, 2016 2 Comments
So, I already mentioned the decline in turnout, but this image (which has been super-widely shared from Reddit and is easily falsifiable, so I’m just going to assume it’s correct) is really compelling:
Wow. Yes, Obama is a popular and charismatic figure, but that sure is a lot of Democrats (even from the much less popular 2012) who simply did not show up for Clinton. Counter-factual are so damn tough, but its not unreasonable to really wonder how Bernie would have fared. Or Biden. Anyway, I think this differential turnout (now, of course, this doesn’t have any third party votes), has to be considered an important part of understanding the 2016 election.