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Sun Dec 11, 2016, 01:59 PM

We were warned. We actually knew this could happen. [View all]

Many people on DU and elsewhere warned of the threat of Donald Trump becoming President. We knew about the Russian influence early in the general election campaign. We knew that if he won, he might drag enough Republicans into office on his coattails to give Republicans control of all three branches of federal government.

Warnings were everywhere. I know I posted plenty of them, and so did political thinkers far more knowledgeable than I am.

We did not all listen. We did not all think it could happen. Some people didn't like Hillary Clinton and chose to skip voting for President or voted for third party candidates. We lost. We lost in three states, specifically, where we should not have lost.

We were warned, but not enough Democrats showed up in some states to prevent Donald Trump from winning. Yes, Democratic voters were suppressed in some states, but enough people voted for third party candidates or did not vote for President to have made a difference in enough states.

We failed. I'm incredibly sad about that. I don't even know what to say, beyond that, really.

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