AB: I agree with you...There was a percentage of some Democrats that did not vote
and that gave supporters of Trump an edge that would prevail in the US Electoral College...
She took battleground states such as Michigan and Wisconsin for granted and it cost her...
Everyone: I was as surprised as anyone seeing Donald Trump elected US President. Clinton
won the total popular vote by a couple of hundred thousand - and in this case the Electoral College is what really did count...
The Republicans will control all three: The Executive and Legislative Branches (The US House
and Senate. The Senate is close - there is a 52-48 Republican majority for 2017-2018 at least)
Even though there has been calls for unity following this divisive Election there are protests in
major cities against President-Elect Trump and it looks like Trump's properties in New York and Chicago are going to become security nightmares for both cities.
With the oncoming holiday season there is the possibility of traffic gridlock in Midtown
Manhattan in and around Trump Tower - Rockefeller Center and the famous Christmas Tree is just a few blocks away - with security closures and restrictions for anyone that goes into that vicinity may it be in a vehicle or pedestrians.
With Donald Trump being elected the US President there are significant problems that may develop such as this:
CALEXIT is a referendum scheduled to be voted on in the Spring of 2019 for California to
leave the United States - see: http://www.yescalifornia.org
The argument for succession is a very interesting read...
To me this is similar to Quebec seceding from Canada primarily around the subject of language
but what makes California different is that they alone have one of the stronger economies and GDP that rivals European countries like France in size and scope - something Quebec does not
have. California could well survive as an independent country if this were to happen.
Their "bear" state flag does read "CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC"...
There could be a replacement US state - The District of Columbia approved a statehood referendum:
which would create the State of New Columbia to replace D. C.
I do not see this happening under US Republican rule - Washington, DC is more then half black and
has a large Democratic majority. Hillary Clinton won DC overwhelmingly in the 2016 Election.
I for one hope that Canada-US relations stay strong.
It will be interesting to see how Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump get along on the
many important issues affecting both of our countries.
It will also be interesting to see just how many US citizens emigrate to Canada after this election.
Places like Cape Breton Island - which I notice has reached out to those disenchanted in the US
may well see marked increases in population even though I feel that Ontario would gain the most.
As Bob Dylan wrote "The times they are a changing" and for North America these will be very
interesting times for us all...