After all this talk about record breaking numbers… it was actually the exact opposite. Voter turnout was way down this year, near its lowest point in two decades. Roughly 126 million people voted, meaning that about 55% of voting age citizens cast ballots this year.
That measure of turnout is the lowest in a presidential election since 1996, when 53.5% of voting-age citizens turned out.
But one thing is surely clear…
White people of nearly all ages, genders, and education levels elected Trump. The White vote was nearly 10 percentage points higher than it was in 2008. The only exception was college-educated white women. No surprise there, however, the numbers for Clinton only came in at a mere 51 percent compared to Trumps 45.
Heres the breakdown for WHITES:
White Men (No College Degree)
72% Trump, 23% Clinton
White Men (College Degree)
54% Trump, 39% Clinton
White Women (No…
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