Election 2016 could not be more serious because the choices are between a dispersed and broken political party that is the Republican Party, and a dispersed, yet coalescing one that is the Democratic Party. To restore functionality to the Democratic Republic requires two functioning parties. It appears that Americans will have only one, and that may not have disappointed George Washington. He didn’t want political parties.
The choices at this point include Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump for Republicans. Many Republicans have already announced that they will vote for Clinton instead.
According to the polls, the hold-out states include the following: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
For different reasons, here is how this analyst calls it.
Intellectual states: Colorado and New Hampshire will turn to Clinton.
Middle American states: Ohio and Pennsylvania will come around to Clinton.
Farm states: Iowa and Wisconsin might turn the lights on for Clinton if they see the lights come on Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Contagion theory will be at work.
“Polls show tight Clinton-Trump race in 2016 battlegrounds
By Jonathan Easley - 06/28/16 06:21 AM EDT
Battleground state polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton locked in a tight race for the White House with just more than four months to go before Election Day.
Clinton has so far failed to pull away in the 10 states likely to determine the outcome of the 2016 election, even as Trump has suffered through what some political observers describe as the worst stretch they’ve seen a major presidential candidate endure.”
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