Clinton received 65,844,610 votes, or 48.2% of the total vote.
Trump received 62,979,636 votes, or 46.1% of the total vote.
58% voted so in practice Trump now represents 28% of US voters.
Added to the controversy are claims of voters not being able to be able to vote due to lack of proof of eligibility.
- Use a proportionate representation election system. That’s where you rate the candidates in the order of your choice.
- Offer a ‘Non of the Above’ choice on the ballots. That way the eventual winner would get a clear indication of how much he/she truly represents the electorate.
- Follow the UK system for standing for office. That means:
- You must be a citizen or citizen of a dependency who does not require leave to enter or remain in the country, or has indefinite leave to remain in the country
- Must not be members of the police forces
- Must not be members of the armed forces
- Must not be Civil servants, judges or others who sit and can vote in an unelected house of representatives
- Must not be subject to a bankruptcy restrictions order or a debt relief restrictions order
- In addition candidates must pay a registration fee equivalent to 2% of their last available tax year income with a limitation that that income must be published within the last five years.
- Any citizen or person who has had indefinite leave to remain in the country for the last two years may vote.
- Voting should be done electronically, securely and via Internet or at a public library with Internet access. A voter card should be mailed to electors prior to elections OR a valid photo ID may be used to enter the voting system.
- Elected representatives must first have a duty to represent their electorate before any duty to a political party. Any elector has the right to gather support to make the views of the electorate known to their representative.
- No lobby may offer any incentive to any candidate or representative. Doing so should be punishable by law as bribery and penalties should be severe. Lobbies may offer a contribution to a central fund for the benefit of the poor in a representatives area but that fund must not be controlled by the representative or his/her family.
- No religion may be involved in government in any way either as candidates or as influences in elections. However religion may gather support to make their views known to representatives.
- In representative bodies the rule should be that no law with less than 75% support in that body should be passed.
- Representatives should not argue against any proposal unless they can offer an improved proposal.
- Any laws which affect the available income of the electorate should be applied on a percentage basis of elector’s income but should not be applied to those deemed in poverty. This means a 5% tax would not apply to those in poverty. Would be $5 to someone with $100 and would be $5,000 to those with $100,000