Reap What We’ve Sown

By Austin B. Hahn

Why are people complaining about President Donald Trump? News reports, parodies on comedy television, posts on Instagram, retweets on Twitter, bla, bla, bla! The bitching is endless and has been non-stop in the media.

In the 2016 election, Trump received 46.1% of the popular vote, or 62,979,879 votes, and Hillary Clinton earned 48.2% or 65,844,954 votes totaling 128,824,833 votes for the two presidential candidates (“2016 election results”). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, population estimates on November 8th stood at 324,013,797. This data calls into question: out of the 196 million who did not participate in the 2016 election, how many were registered voters who did not turn in their ballots?

Irrespective of my political affiliation, I do not endorse Trump; however, I am amused by how many people can write their opinions on social media, but they won’t vote. Moreover, many people are worried now that he’s in office.

Why?

If his position of power is that much of a threat to you, then where were you people to give a fuck and vote when it mattered?

Sources

“2016 election results.” CNN. CNN, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2017.

“U.S and World Population Clock.” United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2017.

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