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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Not your president? Roughly 100 million people couldn’t be bothered to vote in U.S. election

Some of these voters did vote, but not in the presidential component of the ballot. According to filmmaker Michael Moore, in Michigan, about 70,000 voters, more than enough to have turned the state blue, voted down-ticket candidates but left their presidential choice blank because they couldn't bring themselves to vote for either candidate.

Roughly 43 per cent of eligible voters didn’t bother filling out a ballot this year, according to turnout estimates from the U.S. Elections Project. To look at it another way, the people who could have voted but chose not to vastly outnumbered those who cast a vote for Clinton, Trump or a third-party candidate...

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