Weekly Roundup – The VOTE, and VOTE EARLY Edition

Happy Wednesday!  This week …instead of looking at one of our speakers, let’s look at the 2016 election for a minute, while we anticipate the 2018 mid-terms in two weeks …

In 2016, six states were decided by a margin of 2% or less.  This week’s assignment- review the ten closest races in 2016 and see how paper-thin the margin was:

 

  1. Michigan 0.3 percent

Trump 47.6 percent, Clinton 47.3 percent

Difference: 13,080 votes

  1. New Hampshire 0.4 percent

Clinton 47.6 percent, Trump 47.2 percent

Difference: 2,701 votes

  1. Wisconsin 1 percent

Trump 47.9 percent, Clinton 46.9 percent

Difference: 27,257 votes

  1. Pennsylvania 1.2 percent

Trump 48.8 percent, Clinton 47.6 percent

Difference: 68,236 votes (99 percent reporting)

  1. Florida 1.2 percent

Trump 49 percent, Clinton 47.8 percent

Difference: 114,455 votes

  1. Minnesota 1.5 percent

Clinton 46.4 percent, Trump 44.9 percent

Difference: 44,470 votes

  1. Nevada 2.4 percent

Clinton 47.9 percent, Trump 45.5 percent

Difference: 26,434 votes

  1. Maine 2.7 percent

Clinton 47.9 percent, Trump 45.2 percent

Difference: 19,995 votes

  1. North Carolina 3.8 percent

Trump 49.9 percent, Clinton 46.1 percent

Difference: 177,009 votes

  1. Arizona 3.9 percent

Trump 49.3 percent, Clinton 45.4 percent

Difference: 91,682 votes

 

(Numbers are courtesy of the Cook Political Report’s running tally from a week after the election).

 

Your vote counts, more than even. Election is Tuesday, November 6th; early voting has started in 34 states and DC. Here’s a link to the list of early voting states.

 

—And that is the story for this week! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest from all of our speakers, scientists and change makers!


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