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The Presidential election result: H.L.Mencken saw it coming

November 9, 2016 - 23:16 -- Admin

I give up. I do not understand people. I spent the day listening in disbelief as the votes were counted.How can this be? Perhaps H.L. Mencken got it right when he wrote:“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

A US Presidential election prediction - Clinton 332 electoral college votes to Trump's 206

November 8, 2016 - 22:20 -- Admin

When it comes to predicting election results I'm still a wisdom of crowds man although with so many media pundits now following the betting markets there is growing evidence of people trying to influence things purely because they have more money than the markets can comfortably cope with. That's why when it comes to this US presidential election I'm using the Iowa Electronic Market as my guide to what the true wisdom is.