A few Election Night numbers that tell an important story

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These are just numbers. Individual data points. No political statement is attached to any of them.

Most numbers rounded…

53% of registered voters did show up at the polls (yes, that means roughly 47% of the electorate didn’t vote)

Voter turnout has dropped in recent cycles: 2008: 131-million; 2012: 129-million; 2016: 125-million

Donald Trump won four states, with a combined 75 Electoral College votes, by 1.3% or less: (Florida: 1.3%; Michigan: 0.3%; Pennsylvania: 1.2%; Wisconsin: 1.0%).

Hillary Clinton won four states, with a combined 29 Electoral College votes, by 2.4% or less: (Colorado: 2.1%, Minnesota: 1.4%; Nevada: 2.4%; New Hampshire: 0.2%).

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