As the election results start to settle in, attention has increasingly turned towads the future First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump. Married to Donald Trump for twelve years, Melania remained elusive over the majority of the Presidential campaign. But with recent announcements that she would not be moving to Washington with her husband, […]
U.S. Presidential Election 2016
Is it time that the US Electoral College was abolished?
So it actually happened. Once again, the pollsters were wrong. Right before the results started coming in, Donald Trump’s odds were seven to one to become the President. After a few hours, Hillary Clinton had drifted out to eight to one, and as the night wore on, it became clear that Trump was edging closer to victory. As […]
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Trump’s Won It
Donald J. Trump is now the President Elect of the United States of America, having secured 276 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 218. He will be the 45th President of the United States. Very few expected this result. The national polls put Clinton comfortably ahead of Trump. Clinton was meant to win in swing states […]
US Election: “Enough of Experts” and The Rise of Post-Truth Politics
On the 3rd of June, less than three weeks before the EU referendum, Michael Gove claimed in a Sky News interview that “people in this country have had enough of experts”. In doing so, he appeared to summarise the growing trend of being less concerned with facts and more concerned with emotional reaction and charismatic […]
US Election Focus: What’s been overlooked?
The environment, gun laws and education are three of the key areas identified by University of Exeter students as being overlooked in this year’s US Election campaign. Upon closer examination, the direction of the campaign, in terms of its focus, has been largely dictated by Trump. Of those that responded to an XMedia survey on […]
Can Trump really get away with his melodramatic rhetoric?
As we watch events across the pond begin to unfold, Donald Trump has made yet another allegation that he is being conspired against. In the past couple of hours he has claimed that there have been voting machine problems across the country, with Republican votes apparently being changed to Democrat. In fact, the Utah officials […]
Ohio: The Swing State Without the Swing
For the first time since 2004, my home state, Ohio, seems to be leaning Republican or “Red” according to the New York Times in their election coverage tonight. Ohio is now, and has been for quite a few elections, something called a “swing state” in pundit-language. A swing state is a state which votes the […]
US ELECTION – Exeter Students React to the US Election Campaign
In a poll conducted in the 48 hours ahead of the US election, 74% of University of Exeter students said that they would describe the election as a ‘largely negative experience’. This comes following Fox News’ predictions at the beginning of 2016 that this would be “the most negative, nasty presidential campaign in modern American […]
BREAKING: Violence and Poll Vigilance: The Azusa Shooter
Just minutes ago, around 23:30, BST, a tweet from a CNN reporter brought to the world the news of an active shooter around a polling station in Azusa, California. The Azusa polling station is now locked down after shots were heard nearby. “At least two people were wounded, authorities said,” reads CNN’s preliminary article. Azusa’s […]