The 2016 Presidential election was truly one for the ages, with Donald Trump pulling off an astounding upset that crowned him President. If you’re like many people, you too were surprised at the win, especially since everything seemed to point to Hillary Clinton wearing the moniker of “Madame President” by Wednesday morning.
While some people may attribute the win to Trump’s ability to galvanize a group of people who are bent on spreading hate and discord, this may not be the truth. There could be a host of other factors that led to this masterful turn of events that you should consider. Namely among those factors would be the number of people who decided to sit this election out.
If you’re one of the people who became so disgusted at the tenure of the hostile campaign that you decided to sit this one out, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of other individuals also decided that they didn’t want to be a part of the fray.
However, even if you didn’t vote, your voice was heard. A non-vote is still a vote and in the case of this race, it appears that the missing voters may have done more to secure the presidency for Trump than anything else.
The bottom line is that whether you are thrilled with the outcome of this race, or are upset, it’s important to remember that voting is a sacred thing that should be intelligently participated in whenever possible.