Numbers don’t lie, Big Red Car? What does that mean?
It means that the recent election has a message that everyone is ignoring and has left uninvestigated.
Well, here it is.
The third party candidates determined the winner in a few very important states — the ones nobody thought President Donald J Trump would win; the ones that everyone thought were a two hand dunk shot for Hillary R Clinton.
Let us reason together, y’all.
Trump was not supposed to win either Michigan or Wisconsin. He won both. How was that possible, dear reader?
Let us look at the numbers.
President Trump takes Wisconsin by 1,405,284 votes to HRC’s 1,382,536.
Margin of victory? 22,748 << doublecheck the math cause the Big Red Car did this in his big V-8 brain.
OK, so what, Big Red Car?
1. Gary Johnson takes a total of 106,674 votes.
2. Jill Stein grabs 35,150 votes.
3. “Others” take 46,506.
So, Trump wins by a measly 22,748 but the third party strap hangers walk away with a total of 188,330 votes. This is what — eight times the margin of DJT v HRC victory?
Why did HRC lose Wisconsin? Why did President Trump in Wisconsin?
You tell me, dear readers.
But, wait, Big Red Car — who lost the votes?
Yes, dear readers, there is a bit of analysis to determine from which candidate the “others” stole votes. There are many who would opine they were primarily #NeverTrump votes and, thus, they would have put Hillary in the White House. Who really knows?
I will not belabor you with the other states and their numbers but I do want to leave you with this — the Trump margin of victory was very tight in the Rust Belt — a place he was not supposed to even be competitive. It was not because of his overwhelming appeal; there is also the impact of third party and “other” candidates. Serious students of politics will not overlook this and a thoughtful President Trump will not either.
But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car and I want to wish you a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas. Be kind to someone who doesn’t expect it and mess with their head. Have to go help Santa.