On Numbers 28

This time popular

vote is mirrored in colleges.

Countdown has started.

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n.b. First, first time loser for 28 years. That’s the first time in 7 USA elections when a President has been binned after 4 years in the job. Some football managers last longer in their posts than that.

Let’s be frank about this, he’s had a go, grew his vote, but grew the opposition vote by more. He’s been fired.

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CLP 10/11/2020

On Numbers $400m

Private donations

Prop up a democracy

USA failed state

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n.b. It is reported by the Organisation for Security & Cooperation in Europe that the operating costs of the USA elections have been partially covered from the pockets of the wealthiest people on the planet.

While the electioneers are estimated to have spent around $14 billion on campaigning, the costs of administering the mechanics of the voting system were supported by a donation of $400m from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. This donation had been necessary because the world’s richest nation has not fully funded its own democratic machinery.

That is what I call “interesting”.

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CLP 05/11/2020