saip wrote:Compared to 2016, this time 23 million more voted or 17,8% (129 mil vs 152 mil and counting). But Trump got only 14.9% increase (73 mil) whereas Biden got 19.7% more (79 mil) compared to Hillary.
I agree technically you and KLN Murthy are correct with the numbers. You have one view. I hold another view that inspite of incessant attacks from day one by media, intellectuals and other institutions and all manufactured incidents/narratives (racism etc) and unfortune Corona pandemic, Dems could not dent the vote block of Trump. Yes they were able to galvanize their base to vote in numbers.
From the public forums/space i generally see mostly Dems switching side to Rep but not much the other way. But that was not enough to win for Trump.
Maybe there was a huge number of Dems who did not vote last time did this time. There are new youth voters added since last 4yrs. As most youth are likely woke and products of leftist edu institutions, a significant of those went to Dems. There are immigrants especially from middle-east and muslims. And also fraud (all sorts) is very likely, only the extent we are not sure.
Trump has definitely worked to drain the swamp in weeding out the leftist ideological corrupt. If nothing, he gave a voice to the right, awakened many and strengthened them with some institutional power. Now it all depends on how far they can take and regain the narrative n institutional power.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLHNz2YMnRY&t=354s
This congressional testimony by a college prof in 1950s is quite interesting and revealing. How both Dems and Reps sucked into. Wonder how deep is the rut.
Trump is a wrong guy doing the right thing. Hope the awakened sane liberal & conservatives takes it forward under a more fine and able leader.