that's a valid point, but the only thing i can think of that hillary has going for her that would appeal to the less intelligent voters is the fact that she's a woman, and i just don't see that as being important enough to win the votes of those people. bernie had quite a bit of traction, but after the DWS/DNC scandal, she lost a lot of bernie supporters that she otherwise would have probably won. i know there are a lot of DUMB voters, but again, i just can't bring myself to believe there are THAT many people that are THAT dumb. if anything, i'd imagine a lot of people just won't vote, while trump supporters seem highly motivated to get to the polls. like i said, maybe i'm in denial or just naive, but i have a really, really hard time believing that she'll ultimately get more votes than trump, whether that's due to people staying home or voting against her.
Eh, it's just a really complex situation that you can't really simplify down to any one single thing.
She's a woman? Probably not a huge deal except to feminists. But add that she's a woman plus Trump being recorded saying he grabs women by the pussy because he's powerful enough to get away with it? That adds a significant number of non-feminist, female voters.
People like Eagle and Woodman voting for Trump even though they really dislike him in order to hopefully prevent a liberal takeover of the Supreme Court? There's obviously going to be people on the other side of the rope with the same thought process.
People who agree with 1 out of 10 things Trump stands for but agree with 3 out of 10 things Clinton stands for? Likely to be Clinton voters.
There's all kinds of shit.
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By the way, I'll go ahead and put my ban-suit on and be the first (and probably only person here) to admit I voted Clinton.
I was going to vote Gary Johnson like I did in 2012 but I decided to, similarly to some of the others on here, vote strategically. I couldn't contribute to the possibility of the popular vote being so close that Trump drags this shithole of an election on for an additional two months fighting the results. So even though my vote doesn't really count since Washington will go to Clinton regardless, I decided to do what I could to push that popular vote percentage a little bit further in order to do what I could to prevent that possibility from happening.
I don't think Clinton is right for the presidency, but Trump is literally the embodiment of nearly everything I would stand against. The only thing that I may agree with him on is being against further gun restriction (but that's likely not his position anyway since before he became a "Republican" he was not pro-2A).
Similarly, some members on here are voting against Clinton based on the potential of creating a liberal supreme court. I'm voting against Trump based on the potential of a conservative supreme court. Some people on here think that he won't be able to push his agenda but somehow think Clinton will. So if they believe Clinton will interpret away the 2nd Amendment based on saying "I would consider an Australian-style gun ban" and take it as a threat, I similarly take Trump literally
saying he would appoint Justices that would "automatically reverse Roe v Wade", among other items, as a threat as well. Again, strategic. (Add to that that I honestly believe the 2A won't ever be "interpreted away" - you may think I'm wrong, but that is my opinion so therefore I'm not that scared by what Clinton [or every other democrat that panders that idea] has said on the matter)
Did I vote for Clinton hoping that she'll do something beneficial? No, but everything Trump stands for, from science to social issues to economics, is more or less the complete opposite of my view. It wasn't because I want to elect the first female president or that I think we need to be taxed 90% of our income or that I think poor people need to sleep on piles of rich people's cash or that we need to be protected from being offended or that we need to rely on baseball bats to defend ourselves instead of guns or any other absurd idea that people like to act like the majority of left-leaning voters actually believe. It's simply because there is no universe, this one or any of the other infinite parallel ones, that I would ever put a check mark next to Trump or any of his ideas or beliefs.
Happy to finally have the answer