WASHINGTON (AP)– President Donald Trump lost. Trumpism did not.
It won in the parts of the country and with the citizens whom Trump dealt with over four years, continuously jabbing the hard edges of almost every contentious cultural problem into Red America, on the bet that fear and anger were a winning hand. It almost was.
Joe Biden defeated Trump to win the presidency, and is on pace to win as much as 306 electoral votes, a total that would match what Trump exaggerated as a “landslide” 4 years ago. In a normal election year, such a triumph would mean Biden would have brought other Democrats along with him. Rather, a number of appealing Democratic Senate and Home candidates, consisting of incumbents, lost.
For Trump, the circumstance was the inverse. His appeal amongst his base citizens helped safeguard incumbent Republicans but was insufficient to conserve him. He won more votes for president than any other candidate. Except Biden. The rejection of Trump was individual.
The election did little to suggest that the nation was unexpectedly less polarized. Trump wrung out votes from areas where he currently had a core of support, in rural and small-town America. Biden did the same, just more, in city and suburban America while also holding down Trump margins in some backwoods. The outcome didn’t change the truth that much of the country is still speaking 2 various political languages.
” This defied everybody’s expectations. Everybody stated if Joe Biden wins, Democrats win the Senate. If Trump wins, Republicans win the Senate,” said Rahm Emanuel, the previous mayor of Chicago and chief of staff to President Barack Obama. “That’s not what took place. Clearly there was an undertow.
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