Thursday, 10 November 2016

Fun With Numbers

US election, share of popular vote:

Hillary Clinton, Democratic Party, 48%, 59,814,018 votes

Donald Trump, Republican Party, 47%, 59,611,678 votes

Gary Johnson, Libertarian Party, 3%, 4,058,500 votes

Jill Stein, Green Party, 1%, 1,213,103 votes

This is how George W Bush was elected in 2000, as it happens.

And well done, Gary Johnson, I would have voted for you*, and failing that I'd have voted Jill Stein just for the heck of it.

* Obvs, he's a Faux Libertarian not a proper libertarian, as the American Libertarian Party thinks that VAT is better than income tax and income tax is better than LVT i.e. they have it completely arse-backwards, but hey.