President-elect Donald Trump, a radioactive double chin with a Twitter account, has demonstrated time and again that his skin—though infused with neon bacteria—is perilously thin. And now, as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote steadily eclipses his own, and as Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein begins submitting recount petitions, Trump’s insecurity has lapsed into freewheeling madness. He has actually declared, without a scrap of evidence, that he only lost the popular vote due to voter fraud. And because our next leader of the free world sees fit to air his many petty grievances on Twitter, that is where he made this absurd claim. Keep tweeting, Trumples, I’m sure your buddy Vladimir Putin is reading with steadfast devotion—along with a vast swath of other, well-meaning characters. As the Daily Intelligencer reports, Clinton’s popular vote count so far exceeds Trump’s by 2.2 million. For there to be such breadth between each … [Read more...] about Trump, a Sore Winner, Baselessly Attributes Popular Vote Loss to Voter Fraud
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They got it wrong – again. Despite most opinion polls and forecasts stating that Hilary Clinton would beat Donald Trump in the US presidential election, the reverse happened. Of course, you could argue that the pollsters were dead-on correct: polls called a tight race with Clinton shading it, and that's exactly what happened – Clinton won the popular vote, after all – but Trump routed her in terms of electoral votes.But in-depth polls were also done state-by-state, not least by pollster guru Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight, who calculated that Trump had just a 29% chance of winning. Conservative voters were hugely underestimated, but how?So did 'shy' Trump voters lie to pollsters? Are forecasts based on the wrong data? And can new technology – some of it from a shell-shocked Silicon Valley – help breathe new life into an industry that's now in severe danger of being discredited?How do opinion polls work? Opinion polls are all about extrapolating … [Read more...] about Why couldn’t tech predict the US election results?
It’s almost over… finally. The 2016 US Presidential Election campaign has been long and at times exhausting, with controversies and surprises coming thick and fast as the two nominees, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, battled for the White House.The stakes are high, and while Hillary Clinton has maintained a lead in the polls, that advantage has narrowed in the past few days.As the USA chooses its next President the rest of the world will be looking on in interest, and if you’re eagerly awaiting the outcome of one of the most important Presidential elections in years we’ll show you how to follow the results as they come in, no matter where you are. So read on to find out how you can keep up live with the 2016 US Presidential election results.Catch up on the 2016 US Presidential debatesWhat do the candidates need to win the 2016 US Presidential election?Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to win 270 Electoral College votes to win the White … [Read more...] about How to keep up with the 2016 US Presidential election results live
Ahead of the 2012 presidential election day, Google has launched its Voter Information Tool. The new online feature allows voters to locate their nearest polling station, early vote venues, and voting rules and requirements separated by state. A revamped version of the American voter site released in 2008, an interactive map called "Election Explorer" can be searched to research opinion polls, campaign spending, fundraising and travel data on President Obama and Governor Romney. In addition, the Voter Information Tool is linked to the 2012 Election YouTube channel, which contains up-to-date speeches, election rallies and hosts popular videos commenting on the election -- including parodies and commentary. For the more technically-minded, the tool can be used to view search trends, consumer patterns and survey results. It is also possible to embed the open-source service on your own website. The election season is likely to face its fair share of problems … [Read more...] about Google launches voter tool ahead of the presidential election
I don't think my phone has been silent for ten minutes all weekend. Between the robocallers trying to get my Florida vote, my friends in New York and New Jersey reporting in from Sandy recovery, and friends everywhere wondering about what happens if Northeasterners can't vote, I feel like my phone has been surgically mounted to my ear. If you think both houses of Congress could come together and agree to change anything as significant as the date of the presidential election, I have a slightly storm-damaged bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. This is a good sign. While there are still so many heartbreaking stories from the tri-state area, a lot of folks are beginning to find things returning to normal. Sadly, there are still way too many people without power, way too many people with storm damage, and way too many people permanently displaced from their homes and businesses. To quote my good friend and fellow ZDNet columnist Jason Perlow, who also used to live in New York and New … [Read more...] about What happens if New York and New Jersey can’t vote in the presidential election?