Listen to "Reality Check with Ben Swann" on Spreaker.

IVN: How Many People Actually Voted for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Not Many

Must Read

Pentagon’s “COVID Detecting Microchip” For Under Your Skin?

Pentagon's "COVID Detecting Microchip" For Under Your Skin? - powered by ise.media A new report from 60 Minutes includes an...

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID?

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID? - powered by ise.media Bob Burnett explains how life insurance rates are telling a very...

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script - powered by ise.media The country of Nicaragua never instituted...
IVN News
IVN.us is an open online news platform for communication between independent-minded voters, public officials, civic leaders, and journalists. IVN is dedicated to providing political news, analysis, and opinion in an effort to elevate common conversation, and has an online reach of 5 million people a month.

We’ve heard media pundits call it, “democracy in action.” Millions of voters have cast a ballot in the first round of the presidential election with many Republican and Democratic contests still to come. The media has talked about record-breaking numbers showing up to polling locations in droves, but what does that actually mean?

IVN independent author Gabriel Saint Cyr reported recently that both Republicans and Democrats have seen primary/caucus turnout that rivals the 2008 presidential election. The Democrats’ turnout of 11.7 percent of eligible voters nationally is the second highest turnout in nearly a quarter of a century. The Republicans are seeing their biggest turnout in modern U.S. history — a whopping 17.3 percent of the eligible voting population.

Media pundits call this democracy in action, yet this means that the number of voters (percent) in many states who are deciding which two major party candidates are guaranteed a spot on the general election ballot in all 50 states is in the single digits. The electability of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich are being decided by only a handful of voters.

- Newsletter -

The data below was compiled from various secretary of state and board of elections websites and shows the stark reality of what winning a presidential primary or caucus actually means. The calculations, drawn from election results and voter registration statistics, show how big victories were won by less than 10 percent of the registered voting population in many states — a number that would be even smaller when looking at the entire voting age population.

It is information not often shared in the mass media, but readers can decide for themselves, is this really democracy in action?

This article, written by Athena Gavranian, was republished with permission from IVN.

- Advertisement -

Featrued Sponsors

video

Texas Files Lawsuit Asks SCOTUS To Block 4 States From Participating in Electoral College

Texas Files Lawsuit Asks SCOTUS To Block 4 States From Participating in Electoral College - powered by ise.media Check out our sponsor Kim Daly and...

Unstoppable Domains

Uncensorable blockchain domains. Every domain purchase supports Ben Swann and Truth in Media

Holland Center

Holland Center is a day treatment program and medical clinic for children with autism.
- Advertisement -

Latest News

video

Pentagon’s “COVID Detecting Microchip” For Under Your Skin?

Pentagon's "COVID Detecting Microchip" For Under Your Skin? - powered by ise.media A new report from 60 Minutes includes an...
video

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID?

Life Insurance Unchanged By COVID? - powered by ise.media Bob Burnett explains how life insurance rates are telling a very different story about the COVID...
video

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script

Nicaragua Never Required Masks or Lockdowns and Crushed the Virus-Script - powered by ise.media The country of Nicaragua never instituted a lockdown, never required masks,...
video

Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way

Report: 80% of Women /Girls From Mexico To US, Raped Along The Way - powered by ise.media The crisis at the U.S. border continues. Nearly...
video

Lockdowns Caused 100 Percent Increase In Child and Teen Suicide?

Lockdowns Caused 100 Percent Increase In Child and Teen Suicide? - powered by ise.media Children are 10 times more likely to die of suicide than...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This