Although supporter of Bernie Sanders have been outspoken, and Sanders was confident that he would win over California in the primaries, by the time 40% of the vote had been counted after the polls were closed, Hillary stood at 59.7% to Bernie’s 39.3%, showing that, as usual, the opinion polls were well off the mark.
I don’t pretend to understand US politics, and frankly I’ve been avoiding it as much as I can, although it is obviously extremely difficult in an election year. Not so much out of a lack of understanding (seriously though, it makes my brain feel like it’s imploding), but more because it’s rather terrifying to see how many ignorant, bigoted, racist, homophobic, trans-phobic, misogynistic, violent, and anti-socialist citizens there are in the US of A. Considering that the US is a world leader, it’s just mystifying how an utter moron such as Donald Trump can garner so much support, and genuinely be in the running to lead the free world.
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Surely it can be expected that any US presidential nominee, or really anyone, anywhere in the world in the running for a position of power, be of the highest possible calibre? I know that I want my world leaders to be not only highly intelligent, but also progressive, compassionate, accepting, and fair, all qualities which elude Trump and let’s face it, the entire Republican Party.
Enough about Trump though, and Sanders too for that matter. I really want to write about Hillary, and what this historic moment means for women the world over.