Actually, ‘Nobody’ Won the 2016 Presidential Election — and It Was a Landslide

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By Nick Bernabe

“Nobody for President, that’s my campaign slogan,” Nick Cannon asserted in “Too Broke to Vote,” his viral criticism of the American electoral process from March of this year. Now, it turns out nobody for president won the 2016 election in a landslide.

According to new voter turnout statistics from the 2016 election, 47 percent of Americans voted for nobody, far outweighing the votes cast for Trump (25.5 percent) and Hillary (25.6 percent) by eligible voters.

And the “I voted for nobody” group is actually much larger than the 47 percent reported because that number only includes eligible voters. How many millions of Americans under the legal voting age — not to mention the countless millions who have lost their voting rights — voted for nobody, as well? Factoring in those individuals, around 193 million people did not vote for Trump or Clinton. That’s nearly two-thirds of the population of the United States.

Nobody also seemingly won the presidential primaries, with only 9 percent of Americans casting their votes for either Trump or Clinton.

So when does nobody take office? Nobody won the majority of votes in the primaries or the general election, and the two main candidates who were running didn’t “win” the popular vote — they simply slightly out-competed each other considering neither garnered over 50 percent of the eligible voters’ ballots.

That’s where the real debate begins.

As I wrote back in August when the primary voter turnout rates came in, one could argue that Trump (and Obama) do not have a legitimate mandate to rule over the people of the United States. Trump did not win the majority of Americans’ votes — not even close.

When all Americans are included, Trump only garnered the votes of about 19 percent of us. This means the United States will be ruled over by a small minority of voters who elected someone to continually impose their political positions on the other 81 percent of us.

Of course, as is the case with Democrats looking to assign blame for Hillary’s loss, pundits and political pontificators argue the people who didn’t vote have no right to complain about the outcome. After all, a non-vote or a vote for a third-party candidate was, in actuality, a vote for Trump. But that logic is flawed. The majority of Americans don’t vote anymore because the political system no longer represents them. We’ve been disenfranchised by decades of corrupt, unrepresentative politicians.

The United States, according to a highly-cited academic study, is effectively an oligarchy “elected” by a minority of voters ruled by a smaller minority of disliked politicians who represent an even smaller minority of billionaires and special interests. You know it, I know it, hell, even former U.S. President Jimmy Carter knows it. The majority of Americans voted for nobody not because they don’t care or because they are apathetic — they voted no confidence in a political system that forgot about them a long time ago.

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  • Lewie Paine

    Secession is the only solution.

  • NonYo Business

    Time to trim the tree of liberty.

  • Ned

    There was no one worth voting for. And BTW our Democracy is gone anyway because your vote doesn’t really matter unless your one of the 500+ people in the electoral collage.

    What this country really needs is to make it so that anyone with a valid SS# can vote online. We do everything online already and yes there are many things that can be done to make it secure and verifiable. There is no real reason it cant be done, just a lot of very poor political excuses.

    • Guillotine_ready

      Where we vote will make no difference until there is someone worth voting for. That will not occur until we break the hold money exerts on every facet of our lives.
      The entire theory of money systems being more productive is flawed and leads to suffering waste and neglect of meaningful progress.
      However we could fix this if we could over come our divisions and agree we are sick of being controlled and led around by a dollar bill like it was a ring in our noses.
      Just my 1 cent worth.

    • The US has NEVER been a Democracy. But it’s too bad that we are no longer a Republic – the Republic died decades ago. The Patriot Act was just the LAST nail in the Constitution’s coffin – the US Constitution is a “dead letter” given “lip service” but totally ignored by the government whenever it’s convenient. We are now (and have been so for some time) an Oligarchy (indeed a Plutocracy at that). Just remember that both the inhabitants and the rulers of the Roman Empire called the country that they lived in “the Roman Republic” right up until the end. Hollywood not withstanding, they NEVER EVER called themselves “the Roman Empire”. Like the term “Byzantine Empire”, it is a term created by historians centuries after the country’s demise to describe that (originally) Roman state [hindsight is 20/20? (see Edward Gibbon’s “The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”)]. Perhaps centuries from now historians shall declare that FDR was the first Emperor of the American Empire. We can no more restore our Republic than the Romans could – especially since most Americans (like the Romans) don’t believe that it’s gone!

    • Mark Brickey

      Ned, are you always so thick or are you just a total bumbling fool?
      We have NEVER been a democracy. Democracy is “rule by mob” and our Founding Fathers were a lot smarter than that.
      Go read the Constitution & you’ll discover that we’re a Federalist Republic where lay out LIMITED Federal powers with States’ Rights being dominant. This is again why the Senate was to be elected by States’ Congresses & the safety of the electoral college was brilliantly developed.
      If you want democracy, try Cuba or Venezuela with their “popularly elected” leadership!

  • pulltheweeds

    throwing out the electoral college would mean the top ten cities in population would elect every president . a bloody disaster .

  • Many people are simply apathetic and don’t care. But could it also be that many, if not most, of those who don’t vote are simply tired of electing people who promptly break all of the promises that they made to get elected? Could it be that they don’t want to legitimize a corrupt unconstitutional government by participating in its farce? Naaahhh….

  • As it should have been!

    The 18th-century founders usurped Yahweh’s exclusive election authority (Deuteronomy 17:15), thereby turning it over to We the People, the majority of whom, according to Matthew 7:13-14, are in the broad way leading to destruction. Talk about a D U M B idea! Just where do you suppose that’s going to get us? Perhaps the precipice of moral depravity and destruction!?!

    No wonder following every election, America only becomes more ungodly, less Christian, and further enslaved regardless whether a donkey or an elephant is elected.

    For more, see blog article “Salvation by Election” at http://www.constitutionmythbusters.org/salvation-by-election/.

    Then find out how much you REALLY know about the Constitution as compared to
    the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey at http://www.bibleversusconstitution.org/ConstitutionSurvey.html and receive a complimentary copy of a book that EXAMINES the Constitution by the Bible.

  • Mark Brickey

    So, the “nobodies” curl up in fetal positions in safe places, college campuses, etc. then whine & bawl because they didn’t vote while those of us who took the privilege to get up 45 minutes early to vote for “somebody”

    • Rey d’Tutto

      Other than Californication educators leading their children to protest, most of the bussed in paid protesters are simply leading those “informed” by the MSM and YouTwitFace as well as those who tend to random acts of violence to show the world their butthurt rage.