Most election officials typically finalize (certify) election results two weeks after Election Day — just in case anyone questions any totals, as of today 11/16/16, none can legitimately say they are final until they have been state certified.
I went looking through all kinds of sites most point to CNN, Politico, or Fox for voting information, but given what we currently know I REFUSE to accept CNN or most MSM results as “final”. That leaves social media — ain’t happening, some are fake and some have agendas. I am not sure why there is not a national reporting location that is a verified results site for the nation rather than depending on media or some idiot out there with an agenda to make a point.
However that said, the one that seems not only most complete but very informative and non-partisan seems to be “Dave Leip’s Atlas of 2016 Presidential General Election Data – National”. A quick scan seems to indicate a minor (+/-) error on data compared to other less trustworthy site totals but it does appear to be relatively consistent with what states are posting as projected final. (NOTE: the data used in the spreadsheet has a use fee.)
It appears that even the “johnny-come-latelys” like California, New Hampshire and Michigan have been updated as 100% complete on this atlas site. So to help you guys who enjoy looking at data sheets, the ones on the Leip site are interactive and easily understood.
Here is the direct link to the site: Dave Leip’s Atlas
Going by the grand totals at the bottom: There were a total of 130,909,030 popular registered votes cast and 538 electoral votes to be handed out.
Trump received 306 Electoral votes………………61,251,881 Popular votes
Clinton received 232 Electoral votes………………62,413,443 Popular votes
The votes for third party or non-party candidates cost BOTH the REPUBLICAN and the DEMOCRAT parties a loss of 7.2 million voters total or in part for their parties.
Another possible general non-partisan site to get information from is United States Election Project and can be seen HERE. Noted on that site is that there were estimated to be only 134,537,600 or 58.1% out of an estimated total voting eligible population of 231,556,62. Interesting difference between the two sites so it makes me wonder just who the US Election Project is including.
While Trump and the election brought out a wildly higher turnout than many elections over the years, there needs to be a way that EVERY citizen or naturalized citizen has to also become engaged in planning the future of this country. Whether like Australia or other countries we are forced to penalize or in some way require participation, is the question I see. That 41.9% has no right in the way of things to complain or dissent if they did not participate. This is exactly how we have nearly lost our constitution and our freedoms over the last decades. Something has to be done. The few should not realistically be deciding for the total despite party or lack of interest in the process.
Just putting it all out there as I am sick of hearing rants from all sides about counts and fairness.