Romancing the Process

In the 2016 USA Presidential Election, Hillary Rodham Clinton won the popular vote, but Donald J. Trump won the electoral vote and, hence, the presidency. ©HaileyReede

I had intended for us to move on in our curriculum, but in the election results came in during the wee hours of this morning.  And the declared winner is, anyone?  Anyone?

Let’s not always see the same hands.

Whether you are grieving or rejoicing in the results (no one is ho-hum, right?), look forward. There are elections next year – maybe beyond your back fence.  There’s work to be done.

Romancing 270

This is the sticker that is handed out to voters in the New York City area. At my polling place, they were out of these by noon. Huge turn-out. HYUGE!

If you have an interest in American presidential politics, right now you are glued to whatever media you prefer.  Technically, we are voting for “electors,” representatives in a group.  In order to win, a presidential candidate needs 270 of them.

Those who know me in the actual, as opposed to the virtual, world, know where I feistily stand on the issues and candidates.  But here, in Blogland, how much public political opining does a reader want or need from a romance writer?  Just in case this is important to you, I voted.

As a public service, I herewith provide a map of electoral votes state-by-state:

Electoral votes state-by-state in map form by Hailey Reede.

Have fun predicting!

 

 

Our Romance with the Renewal of Democracy

A pet accessory shop on Lexington Avenue in New York City weighs in on the 2016 Presidential election.

I pass this shop window display for pet accessories often.  What a wonderful country in which we can opine openly and passionately, and parody ruthlessly.

If you are a registered American voter, please vote tomorrow for our 45th president in our every-four-year peaceful revolution.  We need you – however you fill in the ballot.

Bring a snack.

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