The US election map if 'not voting' was a candidate

Louis Dor
Tuesday 17 January 2017 13:45
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Donald Trump will be sworn in as President of the United States on 20 January.

If lethargy were a candidate, then the US would be swearing no-one into the Oval Office instead.

If you were to count 'not voting' as a candidate, then it would win 42 states in the election, taking into account all eligible people of voting age.

Hillary Clinton would have won seven states and the District of Columbia, while Donald Trump would have won Iowa.

Browse the interactive map, below:

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US election voter turnout rose to 60 per cent in 2016, up from roughly 54 per cent in 2012 and 2016, the highest since roughly 1968.

Around 90 million people who were eligible to vote in the election did not.

Hillary Clinton claimed nearly 66 million votes, similar to Barack Obama in 2012, while Donald Trump won nearly 63 million, approximately 2 million more than Mitt Romney in 2012.

HT Reddit

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