A large amount of Democratic voters nationwide believe Republican nominee Donald Trump’s election as 45th president was illegitimate, according to an ABC News poll published Sunday.
Seventy-four percent of voters nationwide support the outcome of Tuesday’s election as fair, which is aided significantly by the 99 percent of Trump supporters who agreed with the results of the election. A large majority of 62 percent of Independent voters believe that the election was fair. While 42 percent of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s supporters believe the election was rigged. The last iteration of the ABC News tracking poll published Monday before the election revealed that roughly 79 percent of likely voters planned to accept the outcome of the election, no matter who won.
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Actor Robert De Niro said Friday that president-elect Donald Trump’s victory made him “feel like I did after 9/11,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hillary Clinton has reportedly blamed two letters to Congress by FBI director James Comey for her defeat by Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
Politico was first to report that Clinton made the comments on Saturday, in a call with donors who gave more than $100,000 to her campaign. Clinton’s presidential run ended with a narrow victory in the popular vote but defeat, by 290 votes to 228 with Michigan and New Hampshire yet to declare, in the electoral college that decides the presidency.
An individual who was on the donors’ call, Politico reported, claimed Clinton said the first letter prompted a fall in favourable polling but there was a rebound before the second letter “awakened Donald Trump’s voters”.
The New York Times quoted a donor as saying Clinton said: “There are lots of reasons why an election like this is not successful … our analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum.”
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The not-so-peaceful progressive reaction to the Trump presidency continued for a third night, when thousands of protesters took their frustrations over Donald Trump’s election as the next U.S. president onto the streets on Friday and into Saturday in several cities, including Portland, Oregon – the city declared by the Associated Press as the center of America’s anti-Trump feeling – where one protester was shot.
The unidentified man was wounded on Portland’s Morrison Bridge at 12:45 a.m. local time as he and dozens of other protesters crossed it during their demonstration. In the Portland incident, police said in a statement that a man got out of a vehicle on the bridge where he confronted and then shot a protester, who was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect is still at large, police added.
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