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.
n.b. This Category 4 hurricane has caused considerable damage in Nicaragua and is now moving towards Cuba and then onto the east coast of the USA.
While the results of the USA presidential election are being clarified, something more powerful than any man, stalks the Caribbean Sea, (again). It is estimated that at least 150 lives have been lost in this storm by the time of writing.
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.