the majority won and lost
Hillary R. Clinton won the majority of popular votes. And if you include the people who voted third party, even more of the people who voted voted against him.I am completely outraged and disgusted. But because of the Electoral College, she didn't win the election. I don't have final numbers, but here were some from yesterday:
231,556,622 eligible voters / 46.9% didn't vote / 25.6% voted for Clinton /25.5% voted for DT /1.7% voted for Johnson
My Tuesday evening Twitter post: "They didn't "drain the swamp."They voted their racism, hate, misogyny, exclusion and fear."
I finally got to sleep at 5:30 a.m. and when I woke up four hours later and realized what had happened, I nearly threw up.
I went to work at the non-profit for a little while, and I cried. Our non-profit helps people who are middle to low-income. And many of our community that we help are minorities. I will be asking for support in a following blog post.
My Wednesday evening Facebook post: "I am unable to be gracious at the moment: I am furious, heartbroken, disgusted, ashamed, and mostly so very very scared for so many of our citizens who are living in fear. Maybe some day soon, but not now."
Protests against him are happening all over the country. Many many people scared. Incidents of hate crime on the rise. I read that after Brexit, hate crimes increased 400%.
Thursday morning Facebook post: "FWIW: My outrage and disgust is not about being pissed that my candidate didn't win. I have been upset when others were elected but never before was I struggling so much with having hope for the best for ALL the citizens of our country (along with the treatment of immigrants, global warming, and many other issues) Politics are about compromise. I know that. My disgust and outrage is mostly about the person and his heinous words/actions/proposals. I hope I'm proved wrong but at this moment, I'm not feeling it"
More later. I am still trying to wrap my head around this and type sentences that make sense. In the meantime, here is an article by Connie Schultz, a fellow Ohioan and the wife of our beloved Senator Sherrod Brown: No, Let's Not Congratulate Him