Well, if I haven't made this clear before, I'm into history. Especially government and unique things in history, along with historic firsts. So, naturally, this election was very fun for me to watch.
Today, the electoral college voted. And, a lot can be said about 2016 by simply looking at who the electors voted for.
No, I'm not talking about how Trump won the electoral vote. That was expected.
I'm talking about how a Native American Woman had a vote cast for her. She strongly opposed the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is certainly still a defining topic for debate in 2016.
Both Bernie Sanders and John Kasich received one electoral vote each. The two last people from each of the major parties to drop out... Interesting...
This is also the first presidential election in over 100 years that there has been more than one "rogue" elector. This certainly shows 2016 was a year full of difficult politics.
There were other "faithless" votes, however, I want my final argument about this post to be somewhat humorous. Here it goes:
Considering we've seen trends from 2016 show up in how the electors voted, I am slightly surprised a certain gorilla received 0 electoral votes. I mean, he deserved at least one, considering he received a tenth of a percent of the popular vote, right? Wrong: you have to be 35 and human to assume office.
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