When Donald Trump shocked the world on Tuesday, Nov. 8 by winning the presidential election, he did so by tapping into the historic reality of white supremacy in the U.S.
I am from California, but since I go to school in one of the most significant counties in one of the nation’s most significant states of the 2016 election, I opted to register to vote here in North Carolina.
As of today, there are 12 days until the general election.
If you have read any of my prior opinion pieces, it is blatantly obvious, even if solely implied, that I will not cast my vote for Donald Trump.
On June 2, 2016, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made the critical error of officially endorsing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. While this decision was one devoid of morals and marked Ryan’s departure from true conservatism — as Trump is a populist and an opportunist — it was also a horribly poor career decision.
Recent polling data shows that roughly eight to 11 percent of voters will be supporting a third party candidate in the 2016 general election. The bulk of those votes will be cast for the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson.
On both sides of the aisle this presidential election, powerful populist uprisings have supported the notion that, the free trade deals that the U.S. has entered in recent history have resulted in massive job loss.