HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Numbers Update and How Pa...

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:18 AM

Numbers Update and How Participatory Our Democracy Is

The AP Number update nationwide: https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=electoral+votes+by+state+so+far&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Biden = 50.8%
76,327,446

Trump = 47.5%
71,430,824

(Difference = 4,896,622 so far)

Total votes = 147,758,270 out of the ...

Total registered voters as of Nov 3 2020 = 213,799,467
https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/number-of-registered-voters-by-state

Total voting age population (minus 74 mil minors and 10 mil immigrants = 246,000,000 (census)
Total population = 330,000,000 (census)

The real question is what percentage the Biden and Trump votes are a percentage OF -- the total vote, one can assume.

Later, when we want to talk about how representative the vote percentage is of America, we'd have to define that part of America a bit more clearly. In which case, all these numbers might or might not help explain how participatory our democracy is.

4 replies, 679 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply Numbers Update and How Participatory Our Democracy Is (Original post)
ancianita Nov 2020 OP
Stallion Nov 2020 #1
underpants Nov 2020 #2
ancianita Nov 2020 #3
ancianita Nov 2020 #4

Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:35 AM

1. Biden's Lead Has Expanded Substantially today

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:38 AM

2. Almost 70% of registered voters voted

What was it 47% in 2016?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:46 AM

3. Close to that, but we'd have to know the registered number, which I don't have.

The last registered voter number I have for 2016 is 214,109,360, (I think I found it in a census table but didn't keep the link, sorry) which is more than now. Why, I can't say. I thought registrations went way up this year, but deaths occurred, and voter rolls were purged, so who knows.

This keeping of numbers across election cycles is partly why we can't have fact-base discussions, I'm finding. Or useful discussions about who the registereds represent.

This year, it looks so far -- we won't know 'til all votes are counted -- that 66,041,197 registered voters didn't vote. I'm always upset about people who would take the time to register, but not the time to vote. And about the adult population that won't even do either.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to ancianita (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2020, 01:12 PM

4. Nov 10 differential update

this obviously changes minute-by-minute


(Biden = 76,400,515
trump = 71,489,743)
Total - 147,890,258 from above count




Total Differential = 4,910,772

Total vote gain = 131,988

Biden gains 73,069
Trump gains 58,919




Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread