November 8th-The day Republican Candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Candidate Hillary Clinton have been campaigning for for over a year and a half…and the fight is almost OVER!
Cast a Vote-It is Election Day in America! I hope every eligible voter has cast their vote, as it is one of our only chances as citizens to use our voice in our country’s great democracy. As this Election Day is coming to a close, it is still a tight election, as there are many unknown outcomes in swing states. Swing states, especially Florida, and its 29 Electoral College votes, are crucial to both candidate’s race to 270 Electoral College votes.
Not What Candidates Had in Mind-Millennials have been to blame for this crazy election. It has been a huge push for millennials to get out and vote, but because millennial voters cannot relate to either candidate…they have swung the election and voted for third party candidates instead. THIS was not what Trump and Hillary wanted after their long campaigning with millennial voters.
Millennials Vote for Third-Party Candidates-This article discusses how millennials are to blame for the incredibly close poll numbers in states like Florida. Instead of hoping for the millennial’s votes, the baby-boomer generation has become the new focus in many swing states, like Florida. Millennials result for the majority of the third party candidate’s votes, in fact according to the article they make up over twenty-six percent of Johnson’s votes and ten percent of Stein’s votes in Florida. The article continues to state that more than one in five political independents say they will vote for one of the third-party candidates and are opposition to either major party candidate.
Baby-Boomers are to Blame for Close Election-The article points to the importance, that though millennial generation makes up a great portion of voters in the United States, the baby –boomer generation is more to blame for the incredibly close election. Because millennials have not shown support to either major party candidate, the baby-boomers support for Trump has kept him in the close race. The article continues their description of the issue in this graph, “Looking at the graph below, I see only one generation so selfish and entitled that they’d disappoint their parents, children, and grandchildren—and it isn’t millennials.”
Hillary Would Lead-If third party candidates were eliminated from the election, Hillary Clinton would clearly be in the lead. Due to millennials not voting for either Trump nor Clinton, and instead for third party candidates, voters have taken votes away from the leading majority candidates resulting in a sudden death election.
Baby-Boomers for Trump-The article states that “He (Trump) really begins to pull away from Clinton with voters 65 and over and maximizes his support with voters in their mid-seventies, only to collapse again into a deficit with 90-plus voters.” In this election, Trump has gotten the majority of his votes from the baby –boomer generation. So, the baby-boomers, not the millennial voters. So instead of blaming millennials, the baby-boomers are to blame for the incredibly, nail biting-close election.
Trump and Clinton Both Baby-Boomers-Both Trump and Clinton represent the epitome of the baby-boomer generation. Both are a part of the baby-boomer generation. It is the baby boomer generation, not the millennial generation, which has been ever so popular among the Republican Party, and that is exactly where Trump’s votes are pouring in from. Ever since the creation of the Republican Party, it has thrived with the (Caucasian) baby-boomer generation.
Retire in Florida-As for the close election call in states like Florida, baby boomer generations want to blame Trump and the millennials for the close polling numbers, but in fact, due to the apparent and supposed (apparently Florida is home to retirees!) high number of baby boomers in Florida, they have caused the closest election in years.
Candidate’s Routes to White House-Trump is running out of options…he needs Florida and other crucial swing states to get his 270 Electoral College votes. Hillary has many more routes to the 270 voters, but needs to continue getting support and votes from the entire nation. If everything continues on path, by tonight Hillary Clinton will make history as the first female President in the United States.