La Voz Newspaper – October, 2020 Correction
In our June, 2020 issue of La Voz we ran a story on a new book by Pedro Diaz and failed to credit the article to Gloria Cisneros Lenoir, Ph.D, the author of the piece.
Bienvenidos otra vez a La Voz Newspaper. Pues ya mero llega el dia de la eleccion. But the big question is, will people turnout to vote?
In the 2016 General Election, There were, according to the United States Election Project, 231,556,622 eligible people to vote. Donald Trump received 62,984,828 votes. Hillary Clinton received 65,853,514 votes. Stated as a percent, it was 46.1% to 48.2%.
While Clinton won the popular vote, she did not win in the Electoral College where 270 was the magic
number a candidate needs to win the presidency. In the Electoral College, Donald Trump received 304 votes to Clinton’s 227 votes. So 128,838,342 people turned out to vote. What happened to the other
102,718,285? (231,556,622 – 128,838,342 = 102,718,285)
They didn’t show up. That represents almost 46.9% of registered voters who didn’t vote.
What was turnout like in Texas?
According the Secretary of State, Donald Trump received 4,685,047 votes (52.23%) Hillary Clinton received
3,877,868 votes. (43.24%) The rest of the vote was split among 15 other candidates.
The total number of people who were registered to vote in November of 2016 in Texas
was 15,101,087. The combined total votes in the presidential race was 8,969,226 (includes the votes
of the other 15 candidates that appeared on the ballot) So, 15,101,087 – 8,969,226 = 6,131,861.
Just over 6 million registered voters in Texas did not turnout to vote in 2016. As a percentage this
represents 40.6% of the registered voters who did not cast a ballot in the presidential contest.
What about Travis County? Again, according the Secretary of State, 468,720 voters in Travis
County cast votes in the presidential race in 2016.
Donald Trump received 127,209 votes. (27.14%) Hillary Clinton received 308,260 votes (65.77%) And
the other 15 candidates shared the other 33,252 votes.
Stated differently, there were 725,035 registered voters in Travis County in November
of 2016, 468,720 turned out to vote in the presidential contest. This means 256,315
people did not vote in Travis County in the 2016 presidential race.
My conclusion – The United States is not a Red Nation or a Blue Nation. Texas is not a Red State or a Blue State. We are a non-voting nation and non voting state.
Y como dice Forrest Gump, that’s all I’ve got to say about that!
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