2008 ~ 2012

Worried about polls tightening? Vote on November 8th.

Worried about Trump winning? Vote for Hillary on November 8th.

Worried about Republicans keeping majorities in Congress? Vote for Democrats for Senate and House on November 8th.

Worried about Trump winning your state? Vote for Hillary on November 8th.

Want to make Trump lose by a huge margin? Vote for Hillary on November 8th.

Want to make it easier for paid family leave, basic gun control, better health care, and LGBT worker protections pass? Vote for Hillary and the Democrats on November 8th

Want to make it easier for a more moderate or progressive Supreme Court nominee to be appointed? Vote for Hillary and the Democrats on November 8th.

Listen, if Obama’s same voters from 2008 & 2012 show up at the polls, if voter turnout is huge, then Hillary can win and Donald Trump will be defeated in 2016.
And if we’re able to have Democratic majorities in Congress, progress happens easier.

You all have to actually come out and vote for that to happen though, so vote.


“Though no man, no matter how great, can know his destiny, some lives have been foretold, Merlin…Arthur is not just a King-he is the Once and Future King. Take heart, for when Albion’s need is greatest, Arthur will rise again. It has been a privilege to have known you, young warlock-the story we have been a part of will live long in the minds of men.” 
     ❥ September 20, 2008 - December 24th, 2012 


Nolaki aka Nick Swann (Australian, Sydney, Australia) - 1: And So It Brumes, 2010  2: At The Waning Of The Light, 2011 3: Do We Know Nothing?, 2008  4: Cheiftain, 2012  5: And the Sunset says: Nevermind, 2009  6: Steward, 2010  Paintings: Oil, Acrylics on Canvas

“wow i can’t believe people support nazis in 2017” wow i can’t believe people support nazis in 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 


Even before any election happens, it’s pretty easy to predict where the demographic fault lines will be: whites tend to vote more Republican than non-whites. Women tend to vote more Democratic than men. This year, it became clear that there was a growing gap between white voters with college degrees, who tend to vote more Democratic, and those without degrees, who vote more Republican.

Here’s another divide that started to get more attention this election: the rural-urban gap. Rural voters vote more Republican, while urban voters vote more Democratic, and that divide grew this year from where it was in 2012 and 2008. It’s a nuanced divide, too; strikingly, as counties get progressively more rural, they more or less steadily grow more Republican. And it’s possible that living in a rural area caused people to vote more Republican this election.

Exit polls show that the rural-urban divide grew from 2008 to 2012, and again this election. What’s particularly interesting is that the rural vote seems to have moved more than the urban or suburban votes.

Rural Voters Played A Big Part In Helping Trump Defeat Clinton

Charts: Danielle Kurtzleben, Alyson Hurt and Tyler Fisher/NPR

Hillary Clinton Likely Received More Votes Than Any Presidential Candidate Beside Obama
The early reports seemed clear: Hillary Clinton lost the election because nobody was excited enough about her candidacy to come out and vote. Remember ...

It’s worth noting that population growth makes it all but inevitable that major-party candidates in the present will receive more votes than candidates from the past. It’s also undeniable that Clinton didn’t have nearly the level of support that Obama did in 2008 and 2012. But when assessing Clinton’s candidacy, it does seem worth noting that she got more votes than George W. Bush did in 2004, than John McCain did in 2008, than Mitt Romney did in 2012, and than Donald Trump did in 2016.

Election prediction for the next few years

2004: bush
2008: Obama
2012: Obama again
2016:Donald trump
2020:bernie sanders
2024: Jill stein