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Dutchess_III's avatar

Why do I keep hearing things like, "Election 2016 is over. Trump won."?

Asked by Dutchess_III (42444points) July 29th, 2016

This article.

And in other places I’m seeing, “Trump will be our next president,” even from people who loath Trump.

Why do they keep seeing that?

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MrGrimm888's avatar

From what I hear it’s close. Mainly because Bernie might take some of Hillary’s votes.

Trump will get a lot of white votes. But any other race would be crazy to vote for him. So in theory the overwhelming majority should cancel out the Trump nuts.

However, if enough vote for Bernie it could make it much easier for Trump.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

For the very same reason people declare any candidate the winner prematurely.

No one wants to be associated with a loser.

Ban polling now.

johnpowell's avatar

It is almost like the media has a vested interest in making it a close race. If the Superbowl is 72 – 3 at halftime you will probably watch Designing Women reruns.

However, don’t get complainant. Vote hard. The inverted cheeto raccoon could still win.

SmartAZ's avatar

Americans have always elected the sleaziest candidate they could find. This time around it’s a very close race. But I think Trump is sleazier than Çlinton.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Obama isn’t sleazy. Neither was JFK…or any of them with the exception of Bush Jr.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Wendell L. Willkie comes to mind in 1940. His followers claimed he would win hands down.

gorillapaws's avatar

I hate Trump, but Hillary can’t win. I go on at length about it in this question.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Or the Chicago Tribune headline after the election “Dewey Defeats Truman” .

David_Achilles's avatar

Wishful thinking?

SmartAZ's avatar

Çlinton – politician with questionable character.

(It’s hard to see the little question mark under the C in some fonts. Sorry.)

stanleybmanly's avatar

Let’s face it. Trump has sewn up the racist vote, and the whopping always underestimated dummy demographic which has come to more or less define the country. Why shouldn’t we get the President we clearly deserve?

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Trump is done. The Republican convention was a clown show. No Republican leaders attended. His wife’s script writers sabotaged her speech.

TV will present it as a race for the sake of ratings.

Anyone with a sense of reality, decency, or honesty knows our next president is Hillary Clinton.

dappled_leaves's avatar

@SmartAZ It’s not a question mark, it’s a cedille. I’m guessing no one knows what kind of point you’re trying to make with it. Maybe you just think her name is pronounced “Slinton”.

SmartAZ's avatar

@Dutchess_III Well! That’s easy for you to say!

Dutchess_III's avatar

yup! Bet you can’t do it!

gondwanalon's avatar

It might be a strategy by democrats to fire up the the base to keep working harder than ever to get Hillary elected. I personally think that Hillary will win.

Strauss's avatar

@Dutchess_III I think we should have that as our unofficial Raspberry meme.

Strauss's avatar

The 2016 election has just begun.

jca's avatar

I’ll be so happy when the 2016 election is over.

People arguing all over social media, people unfriending each other all over because of their differing opinions, it’s fucking ridiculous.

When I make friends with people, there’s no contract stating if your beliefs are not my beliefs we’re done.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I thought 2008 was a lot worse than this. Fucking NeoCons were gaming Reddit and a bunch of other sites with multiple accounts, armies of sockpuppets. Same fucking people who want you to believe the election is over, that Trump has won. Don’t believe it. It’s all bullshit. America isn’t that stupid.

SmartAZ's avatar

“America isn’t that stupid.”

Just how stupid would you estimate? (IMO the record is awfully poor.)

Pandora's avatar

Because too many people put all their faith in polls that, in my opinion, can be slanted to look one way or another simply by the nature of the question.
I don’t buy into polls, except that they can be used to make some people stay home. Then it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

stanleybmanly's avatar

@SmartAZ I too get queasy on hearing a sentence beginning “Americans aren’t so stupid as to…..” It’s as though the very words trigger an immediate urge somewhere that the refutation should appear.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

“No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people.” – H. L. Mencken

stanleybmanly's avatar

One of my favorite quotes, only I heard it as “no one ever lost money by underestimating the taste of the American public.”

Dutchess_III's avatar

^^^^^^That would be bottled water. One of the first was “Evian,” which is “naive” spelled backwards.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Where the hell did my avatar go? Oh. Yeah. I did that. Thought a Ratatta got me….

OpryLeigh's avatar

I’m in the UK and it pains me that I can’t vote in this election.

Pandora's avatar

Wishful thinking and negative Nancy’s. I remember hearing the same thing about MacCain and Romney during their runs.
You also have some that say it’s all rigged like Donald says who believe Hillary will win. In the end they are happy if they win and if they lose, they get to claim it was rigged.

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