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US Election Explained and the 2016 Presidential Election Results

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Although the 2016 US Presidential election garnered a huge audience from all around the world, many people still don't understand how the US election process works. This presentation attempts to explain the US election as well as provide background information on business opportunities as well as attempt to explain why Trump won.

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US Election Explained and the 2016 Presidential Election Results

  1. 1. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The2016USElection-ProcessandResultsExplained 28th November 2016
  2. 2. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Topics of Discussion The US Election process is convoluted,complicated,and impossible to understand to most people.Let’s break it down step bystep and simplify it! 1. Overview and Keywords In this section we will discuss the branches of government, what the President can do, why is this so important and crucial to the United States of America. 2. The Two Party System America has been defined by its two party system. We will attempt to dissect what it means to be a Democrat (liberal) vs. Republican (conservative) today by issue. 4. Voting Factors Along with the rise of social media, news organizations like Fox, CNN, and MSNBC as well as Super PACs have completely changed the dynamic of the election. 5. Business Opportunities Due to the enormous consequences depending on who becomes President, the business opportunities are far and many. We will explain several categories as well as startups that have taken advantage of the election. *Full Disclosure: I have tried to avoid any of my personal politics in these slides. However, I would like to point out that the I am a left-leaning moderate. Most of my social issues are liberal and economic issues tend to be moderate. Part1:Understanding our current system Part 2:The 2016 Presidential Election 3. Our Current System To fully understand how someone is elected, not only will we explain the Electoral College and the process of being elected, but also federal rulings and other external factors that have changed how the current election system works. 6. The Results We will explain the step by step process, from the primaries all the way until election results. Why did Hillary lose, and why did Trump win? What does a Trump presidency mean, and what can we expect in the next election?
  3. 3. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 1: Overview and Keywords
  4. 4. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Who is the President andwhat is his role? The President of the United States (POTUS) is considered to be the highest honor and most powerful position inAmerican politics.Who is the President,and what is his role in government? Requirements Age:35years old Citizenship:Natural born citizen Residency:Lived in US for14years Other Info Perks/Benefits Term:4years x2 terms Compensation:$400,000 Usuallyhas served in government Housing Security Entertainment Retirement Transportation Powers Commander in Chief of armed forces Grant pardons and reprieve crimes Make treatieswith other countries Appoint ambassadors,federal judges,etc Enforces laws and court rulings Prepares the national budget
  5. 5. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The List of Past Presidents The US currentlyhas 44 Presidents,and DonaldTrump will become the 45th President of the United States ofAmerica.
  6. 6. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Why is the President so Important? The President leads the Executive Branch of the federal government and is the Commander-in-Chief of the United StatesArmed Forces.Heworkswith the other three branches of the government to create,sign, and reaffirm laws in the United States. 1. Legislative Branch Congress creates laws and is divided into two parts: the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Senate is a 100 member body, while the House are a 435 member body. 2. Executive Branch The Executive Branch consists of the President, Vice President, and Cabinet members. The President and Vice President signs and carries out laws. The Cabinet are a group of members who serve as advisors and heads of various government agencies. 3. Judicial Branch The Judicial Branch is the US court system that devotes its time to evaluate the law, divided into two parts: the Supreme Court, which is the highest court in the country, and other Federal courts.
  7. 7. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 2: The Two Party System
  8. 8. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Political Spectrum -What is left and right? Due to thevarietyof demographics,religions,and beliefs held by the people of the United States,many different political ideologies emerge.Belowiswhat we refer to as a “political spectrum,” a system to classifydifferent political positions. Liberals Conservatives
  9. 9. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Political Spectrum - bythe2016 Candidates Candidates often skewliberal or conservative on different topics.Below is a chart of the 2016 Presidential candidates viewed on the political spectrum.*DonaldTrump is not included because he has taken positions that are both liberal and conservative on the same issues.
  10. 10. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Democrat (Liberal)vs.Republican (Conservative) - Difference in Beliefs The majorityofAmericans have allied themselveswith the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or the Republican National Committee (GOP).
  11. 11. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Democrat (Liberal)vs.Republican (Conservative) - Difference in Beliefs The majorityofAmericans have allied themselveswith the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or the Republican National Committee (GOP). RepublicansDemocrats Tax Policy Tax cuts to everyone Tax cut to middle-low income households Higher taxes to thewealthy Health Care Everyone is entitled to healthcare Government Government should have a large role Regulations are key to stop corruption Federal government should be involved Government should have a small role Fewer regulations for growth States should be in charge of rules Healthcare should be privatized Social Issues Pro abortion,gayrights,food stamps, immigration,anti death penalty Pro military,death penalty, Christian principles Demographics
  12. 12. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 3: The Current Election Process
  13. 13. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Types of Elections While the Presidential election is oftenviewed as the most important,there are several election processes that are equallyas important. How many people? Requirements Authorities President 1 person 4 year term Natural born citizen Lived in US for 14 years At least 35 years old Appoints ambassadors and federal judges Makes treaties with other countries Grants pardons Commander in chief of armed forces Senate 100 members 6 year term Lived in US for 9 years At least 30 years old Approves candidates to office Ratifies international treaties Pass bills to create new laws Ability to filibuster House of Representatives 435 members 2 year term Lived in US for 7 years At least 25 years old Makes decisions regarding the economy Has power to impeach an official Pass bills to create new laws
  14. 14. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Schedule of the Presidential Election The Presidential election is a process that lasts for at least12 months,as candidates campaign to be the representative of their party before participating in the final face-off.
  15. 15. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Electoral College -Wherewe ignore popularvotes The Electoral College is a system to ensure an equal say in choosing the President.Because a President needs over half of the Electoral College and because there are 538 electors,to become President you need 270 Electoral College votes. Democrats guaranteed196 votes Republicans guaranteed205 votes What is the purpose? Keys to getting to 270 What if there’s a tie? Winning battleground states like FL, PA,OH,and MI are key The purpose of the electoral college is to avoid a highly populated state to decide the election The House of Representatives will decide the next President. Losing the popular vote Candidates can win the popularvote and lose the election.This last happened in2000.
  16. 16. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Citizens United -The ruling that changes campaign spending forever The ruling of CitizensUnitedvs.FederalElectionCommittee,known more popularlyas “Citizens United,” allowed organizations to spend unlimited amounts of moneyon campaign financing,ushering a new era of the bombardment of negative advertisements. What is a PAC? PoliticalAction Committees (PAC)were created in1988 bythe Koch brothers to support political candidates to further corporate interests by spending moneyon advertisements and other services during election periods. What was the problem? Since PACs were considering to be “corporations,” and corporations were limited on spending moneyfor political campaigns.This was because companieswould then paytons of moneyto get the laws and their interests done. The ruling The Supreme Court case ended in a 5-4vote,and allowed “independent” political spending bycorporations and unions. This means that corporations could spend an unlimited amount of moneyduring election campaigns. The argument The FirstAmendment protects anyindividual to free speech regardless of spending amount.Since corporations are considered to be individuals,the samewould applyto companies.
  17. 17. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 4: Voting Factors and Influencers
  18. 18. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. An IncreasinglyDivided Nation - the rise of populism Alarge share ofAmericans are angry -with the slowest recovery from a depression,immigrants from other countries replacing jobs through physical labor and technology,and the lack of politicians orAmerican leaders to inspire change.Americans,in essence,want to return to the nostalgicAmerica - theAmerica thatwas beautiful,strong,and bold. Fear of social change Threat of physical attacks Technologyreplacing jobs Alongwithwomen’s rights,gay rights, and black rights,immigration has drasticallychanged not onlythe election results,but also job dynamics, as manyimmigrants are replacing low-wage jobs thatwere previously dominated bywhite men. MostAmericans believe that crime is rising,andwith recent terrorist attacks inAmerica by members of ISIS,that fear has been accentuated.Many Americans believe current politicians are responsible for creating ISIS in the first place during the Iraq war. Alongwith being angryand fearing immigrants and politicians, Americans,especiallypoorAmericans, are frightened that technologywill replace if not alreadyreplaced their jobs and livelihood.
  19. 19. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. VoterTurnout -Alittle half of the US cares Out of the231 millionAmericans eligible tovote,over 90 million didn’t vote on November 8th. VoterTurnout byAge AverageTurnout Rate since1928:55.70% 2016Turnout:55.40%
  20. 20. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Who doesn’tvote? -Young,uneducated,poor people The majorityof peoplewho vote tend to skewyounger,with lower income,and with less education.
  21. 21. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Media -24 Hour Cable News Networks Despite the rise of social media,television news networks still appeal to a broad base ofworking and retired Americans (eligible voters).In the US in particular,24 hour news networks have dominated media space and has risen to be heavyinfluencers in most elections. What are cable news networks? Cable news networks are television broadcasts,often run24/7,that are for-profit.The “BigThree” are CNN,Fox News,and MSNBC. The “BigThree” KeyStatistics (2015) EveningViewership:1.8M 2015 Revenue:$2.3B Revenue Growth:14% EveningViewership:712K 2015 Revenue:$1.2B Revenue Growth:38% EveningViewership:579K 2015 Revenue:$518M Revenue Growth:3%
  22. 22. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Bias in Cable News Bias in news networks is not uncommon.Because cable news networks are profit driven and have to pander to their audience,there is a need to conform news to make it look more liberal or conservative.The result is a misinformed electorate that divides the nation.
  23. 23. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Examples of Bias in Cable News While manypeople often use the term “liberal media,” the fact is that the majority of news networks are not liberal bynature,but by sensationalism and laziness.However,both sides have had cases of bias. Liberal Bias Example On October25th 2016,theAP,ABC News,CNN, Fox News,and manyother news outlets reported a “double-digit premium hike” for Obamacare health plans,NBC chose to ignore the story.While theylater did post a storyabout it,theydecided not to place it on their homepage. Conservative Bias Example Since the election of President Obama,Fox News has bombarded its audienceswith a fear- inducing rhetoric of howAmerica is growing into an “entitlement” nation,filledwith peoplewho take advantage of the system and do nothing but take from the government.
  24. 24. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Cable News Networks2016 -where everyonewas #WithHer Despite the rise of social media,television news networks still appeal to a broad base ofworking and retired Americans (eligible voters).In the US in particular,24 hour news networks have dominated media space and has risen to be heavyinfluencers in most elections. Anote added to everyarticle mentioningTrump on Huffington Post Trump Media Endorsements Clinton …and manymore 57Out of the top100 newspapers, endorsed Hillary 2endorsedTrump Fox News feuding overTrump Huffington Post blatantly against Trump Fox news anchors Megan Kellyand Sean Hannityfeuding overTrump
  25. 25. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Cable News Networks2016 - howTrump manipulated the media Despite almost everycable news network - including half of Fox News - coveredTrump in a negative manner,trying to influence voters tovote Hillary or a different conservative candidate.Not only did the media fail to do just that,Trump successfully branded the media as the “elitists” during his rallies,pitting his supporters against the “media elites”who are against the common folk ofAmerica. “The real reason the Trump campaign put journalists in the penwas so they could turn us into props.” - Slate Reporter ATrump rally,where journalists get placed in one area ATrump supporter expresses his anger towards the media Online coverage ofTrump shown over time from Chartbeat
  26. 26. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Media - Online Coverage Astaggering 62% ofAmericans got news through social media.With online coverage being ever so important,companies such asYouTube,Facebook,andTwitter have successfully offered live streaming services and has acted as a platform for information. Media Effect New York Times Added 116K new digital subscribers New traffic records every month CNN 2.34M concurrent viewers election night 424M page views on election night Facebook 30% increase in traffic on election night Twitter Doubled traffic on election night Effect of the 2016 Election to Online Media Event (TV Traffic) Effect 1st Debate (84M) YouTube: 2M concurrents YouTube: 88M views Facebook: 55M views 2nd Debate (63M) YouTube: 124M views Twitter: 3M unique users 3rd Debate (71M) YouTube: 140M views Election Night (71M) 7.5 TB/sec of video data during peak times Traction byEvent
  27. 27. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Facebook - the rise of fake news The increase in attention to the Facebook news feed brought about a new era of fake news.These companies,originallymade to create click-bait links for ad revenue,pandered to the viewpoints of an increasingly divided country. 82% of middle school students can’t tell the difference between real and fake news Fake news actuallyoutperformed real news in terms of Facebook engagement Facebook couldn’t do anything because of the criticism it took from conservatives for alreadypandering to the left
  28. 28. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Examples of Fake News Beloware examples of fake news that has been shared on Facebook - manywith a large amount of likes, shares,and comments.
  29. 29. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Facebook Filter Bubble -whereyou get the newsyou want to hear The2016 election brought about heavy criticism for Facebook and how it has handled news.Facebook’s news feedwas designed to appeal to each user’sworld view- this includes politicalviews as well.The more Facebook can determine you as “liberal” or “conservative,” the more it will feed you similarviewpoint narratives.Facebook’s algorithms,for all its complexity,has reinforced political polarization. Difference between liberal/conservative news feeds“Facebook makes a deduction aboutyour politicalviews based on the pages thatyou like.” - NewYorkTimes
  30. 30. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Engine of Corporate Interest - Super PACs In2014,therewere1,360 super PACs that raised almost $700M in funding.Two years later in 2016,that number has doubled.While super PACs have not raised a lot of money during the general election season, the spending in 2016 alone shows the amount of corporate interest that is vested in electing a president. 2016Super PAC FinancialActivity 2,398 number of super PACs $1.575Btotal raised by super PACs $1.118Btotal spent by super PACs
  31. 31. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 5: Business Opportunities
  32. 32. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Market Size While Presidential elections come up only once every fouryears,the amount that is spent every otheryear during election seasons is staggering.Thisyear,almost $7Bwill be spent,out ofwhich $4B for the congressional race.Investors cannot ignore a market that is this large and growing. $6.9B total cost of2016 elections $5.5M monthlyburn rate for Clinton’s payroll 350 peopleworking forTrump’s campaign
  33. 33. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Advertising - Huge spending on negative campaigning Over $10 BILLION dollars have been spent on political advertisements in 2016,including over $1 billion in digital ad spending for the first time.Super PACs are clearly trying to overwhelm voters with advertisements - the majority being negative attack ads. “During times of peak demand, stations can sell political ads for 40 to 50 times more than the rates for the run of the mill car ad” - Moody
  34. 34. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. NegativeAdvertising - Samples In the final days before election day,over 92% of all ads had negative messages.Only 3%were positive messages about Clinton,and 5% positive messages aroundTrump.Between1952 and 2008,only 31% of the election adswere character attack based.In2016 over 76% of all ads were attacks on character.Both parties are,in part,responsible for the creating the massive divide and tension that lives todayin the US. HillaryClintonAd DonaldTrumpAd
  35. 35. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Political Consultancies Behind the spotlight of a campaign are political consultancies.These are the companies that help campaigns strategize,write speeches,advertise,understand and understand voter intentions.They serve as the backbone of everycampaign that turns every negative situation into a positive one. $245Mon ads for the2012RomneycampaignMentzer Media made $435Mon ads for the2012Obama campaignGMMB made 10 -15% commission on each ad buyIndustryStandard: 66% Revenues for political consultancies grewan average of during2008 -2012. Who are they Revenue and Growth Duties: ・Advice (campaign strategy,voter analysis,etc.) ・Advertising (PR,media buying,speechwriting,etc.) Average Salary:$64,000 Top Firms:Global StrategyGroup,GMMB,etc.
  36. 36. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. US Election Startup Landscape In1980,the response rate to phone pollswas over 72%.In2016,it was down to 0.9%.With this drastic shift in howpeople communicate,the emergence of the millennialvote,and the legacy infrastructure within the election,startups are starting to be noticed in politics. Big Data and Online Outreach ElectionSystems and Software Voter Registrations Political Communities
  37. 37. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Hustle -The grassroots tool used byHillaryand Bernie KPI Traction Messag es Over 10M sent (3.95M on Nov 8) Pricing $0.30/month/ contact Other 3x Response Rate 16x more texts 48x more effective What is it? Personalized mass texting tool - email merged with messaging Quick Stats How is it being used? While emails and phone calls are still being used today, they are not reaching the millennial crowd. Sanders in particular has effectively used Hustle to organize rallies and events. A typical organizer can make 200 calls a day, but with Hustle, organizers can message over 1,000 people per day. Service Name Hustle Founded 2015 Funding $3M in 2016 by Social Capital Major Clients Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders AFL Company Info
  38. 38. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. NationBuilder -The digital hub for political campaigns KPI Traction Campai gns Over 7,000 active campaigns Pricing $29 ∼ $5,000 per month Team 125 employees What is it? The digital hub for political campaigns - website builder, CRM, marketing tool, and campaign finance management Quick Stats How is it being used? Campaigns as large as Trump’s used NationBuilder to automate the voter outreach process such as demographic targeting by email, and also tracking social media campaigns to see who is liking or sharing a post. It also can sync credit and other consumer databases for extreme demographic targeting. Service Name NationBuilder Founded 2009 Funding $35M by Andreessen, SV Angel, etc. Major Clients Donald Trump GOP Florida Gary Johnson Company Info
  39. 39. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Groundwork - Eric Schmidt’s startup that supports Hillary KPI Traction Revenu e Over $600K from Hillary alone Pricing $1,500/month + API call usage Team Engineers from Netflix, Google, etc. What is it? Ingests massive amounts of voter information to fundraising, advertising, outreach, etc. - Salesforce for politics Quick Stats How is it being used? In 2012 Obama hired a huge team of analysts to identify 15 million undecided voters that could be swayed to Obama’s side based on Facebook pages liked, volunteer contacts, events attended, money donated, etc. The Groundwork hopes to replicate that with less resources and higher accuracy for the Clinton campaign. Service Name The Groundwork Founded 2014 Funding Undisclosed by Eric Schmidt Major Clients Hillary Clinton Company Info
  40. 40. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. CivilAnalytics -Another Eric Schmidt backed startup that helped Obama KPI Traction Services Consumer insights, targeting, message effectiveness, resource allocation Pricing $5,000 to $10,000/ month Team 135 employees (100 data scientists) What is it? Uses data science to identify and understand potential customers and how to best operationalize data intelligence. Quick Stats How is it being used? Founded by the Chief Analytics Officer of the 2012 Obama campaign, Civis provides a platform to help political campaigns and companies analyze data. In 2012, Obama used it to figure out where to allocate resources around the country, identify identify hundreds of thousands of undecided voters who will most likely vote for him, and determine how to best target those people. Service Name Civis Founded 2013 Funding $22M by Drive Capital Major Clients Obama Airbnb Verizon Company Info
  41. 41. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Part 6: The Results and our Future
  42. 42. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Republican Primaries The race to become the Republican nominee started off in a race betweenJeb Bush,Marco Rubio,and Chris Christie,with entertainment spotlight going to DonaldTrump.After several overwhelming debate performances and similar results in delegates,DonaldTrump became the Republican nominee. DonaldTrump Chairman,Trump Org. Ted Cruz US Senator,Texas John Kasich Governor of Ohio Marco Rubio US Senator,Florida Jeb Bush Governor of Florida Chris Christie Governor of NewJersey
  43. 43. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Democratic Primaries The Democratic primaries started off peacefully,with the race settling between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.Sanders,through the support of millennialswith his message “Feel the Bern,” ultimately fell to HillaryClinton,who had the backing of multiple media firms,Fortune 500 companies,andWall Street. HillaryClinton US Secretaryof State Bernie Sanders US Senator,Vermont Martin O’Malley Governor of Maryland
  44. 44. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Hillary Clintonvs.DonaldTrump When the primaries came to a close,theAmerican people got the result that nobodywanted…a turd sandwich and a giant douche…I mean Hillary Clinton and DonaldTrump
  45. 45. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trumpvs.Clinton - Social Issues Social issues ranges fromwomen’s rights in terms of abortion,minorities rights,gay rights,environmental rights,and religious rights.Clinton andTrump in general displayed characteristics that are similar to the views of the Democratic Party and Republican Party,respectively. Issue Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Abortion is a women s right Agrees Disagrees Legally required to hire women and minorities Agrees Disagrees Same-sex marriage Agrees Disagrees EPA regulations are too restrictive Strongly Disagrees Strongly Agrees Keep God in the public sphere Agrees Strongly Agrees Make voter registration easier Strongly Agrees Agrees
  46. 46. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trumpvs.Clinton - Domestic Issues Domestic issues ranges from the death penalty,gun laws,healthcare,and drug use.Clinton andTrump in general displayed characteristics that are similar to theviews of the Democratic Party and Republican Party,respectively. Issue Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Stricter punishment reduces crime Disagrees Strongly Agrees Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Disagrees Agrees Expand ObamaCare Strongly Agrees Disagrees Prioritize Green Energy Strongly Agrees Strongly Disagrees Marijuana is a gateway drug Disagrees Disagrees
  47. 47. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trumpvs.Clinton - Economic Issues Economic issues ranges from government involvement vs free market policy,immigration and citizenship, and printing social security.Clinton andTrump in general displayed characteristics that are similar to the views of the Democratic Party and Republican Party,respectively. Issue Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Agrees Strongly Disagrees Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Agrees Disagrees Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Agrees Strongly Disagrees Privatize social security Strongly Disagrees Agrees
  48. 48. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trumpvs.Clinton - Foreign PolicyIssues Foreign policyissues ranges from trade issues,military expansion,and whether to avoid foreign entanglements.Clinton andTrump in general displayed characteristics that are similar to the views of the Democratic Partyand Republican Party,respectively. Issue Hillary Clinton Donald Trump Support & expand free trade Disagrees Strongly Disagrees Expand the military Neutral Agrees Support American Exceptionalism Disagrees Agrees Avoid foreign entanglements Disagrees Agrees
  49. 49. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trump - Liar or not a liar? With the rise of the internet and overwhelming amount of information available,companies such as politifact.com have been able to “fact-check” candidates. "Of course,there is large-scalevoter fraud happening on and before election day." DonaldTrump "I was totallyagainst thewar in Iraq." The unemployment rate maybe as high as "42percent" Top Misleading Claims
  50. 50. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Clinton - Crooked or not crooked? With the rise of the internet and overwhelming amount of information available,companies such as politifact.com have been able to “fact-check” candidates. "I am the only candidatewho ran in either primarywho said, ‘I will not raise taxes on the middle class.’ HillaryClinton “I never received nor sent anymaterial that was marked classified" on her private email server. "Let me saythat I don't think (Bernie Sanders) had a single negative ad ever run against him." Top Misleading Claims
  51. 51. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Scandals/Controversies From Romney’s “47%” speech to Nixon’s inappropriate campaign funds,scandals and controversies are not uncommon during the election season.Thisyear,however,the US witnessed a whole new level of racism,sexism,bigotry,and discrimination. 1.“[Mexico] is bringing drugs.They’re bringing crime.They’re bringing rapists.And some,I assume,are good people.” - DonaldTrump talking about immigration 2.“Mexicowill pay for the wall” - DonaldTrump about the borderwall 3.“…calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what’s going on.” - DonaldTrump about Muslims 4.“Knock the crap out of ‘em.I will payfor the legal fees.” - DonaldTrump regarding protesters 5.“Insulting the parents of a purple heart soldier” - DonaldTrump 6.“As of this date,Mr.Trump’s net worth is in excess ofTEN BILLION DOLLARS” - DonaldTrump
  52. 52. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Scandals/Controversies From Romney’s “47%” speech to Nixon’s inappropriate campaign funds,scandals and controversies are not uncommon during the election season.Thisyear,however,the US witnessed a whole new level of racism,sexism,bigotry,and discrimination. 7.“You could see blood coming out of her eyes.Blood coming out of her…whatever” - DonaldTrump talking about Fox anchor Megyn Kelly 8.“The people thatwent to schoolwith Obama,theynever sawhim,theydon’t knowwho he is” - DonaldTrump about the Obama’s birth 9.SayingJudge Gonzalo Curiel (who was born in Indiana) would not be able to rule fairlyin a court case because hewas of Mexican heritage - DonaldTrump questioning objectivity of a judge 10.Hillary’s reckless misuse of personal email server - Hillary Clinton 11.MelanieTrump plagarises Michelle Obama’s speech - Republican National Convention 12.Trump suggesting gun supporters to kill Clinton - DonaldTrump
  53. 53. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Scandals/Controversies From Romney’s “47%” speech to Nixon’s inappropriate campaign funds,scandals and controversies are not uncommon during the election season.Thisyear,however,the US witnessed a whole new level of racism,sexism,bigotry,and discrimination. 13.“You have nothing to lose.You’re living in poverty,have no jobs,your schools are no good” - DonaldTrump reaching out to blackvoters 14.“You could put half ofTrump’s supporters intowhat I call a basket of deplorables.The racist,sexist,homophobic,Islamaphobic -you name it.” - Hillary Clinton onTrump supporters 15.Trump admitting to using loophole to avoid paying taxes - DonaldTrump 16.Access Hollywood video from2005 showingTrump saying that he can dowhatever he wants towomen and17 sexual assault allegations - DonaldTrump 17.More emails found that could be “pertinent” to the closed investigation of HillaryClinton - FBI Director Comeyre-opens investigation …and manymore
  54. 54. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Polls - Numbers that didn’t mean anything in the end While polls are always considered to be a “snapshot” look of the election,because EVERYpollwas indicating a Clinton victory,it only seemed natural for everyone to assume a blue victory. But remember, polling has no science to it. FinancialTimes Fox News CNNCompilation of Internet Polls
  55. 55. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Before the Results -What happened in2012? 2012was supposed to be a tight election between Obama and Romney.What happenedwas a complete victoryfor Obama as he got over 300 electoralvotes. Keys to Obama Winning 1) Tech to get people tovote 2) Loyal campaignvolunteers 3) Youngvoters (social media) 4) The Latino vote 5) TheAfricanAmerican vote 6) Women voters
  56. 56. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Results - Republicans Domination Night Not onlywas it aTrumpvictory,it was indeed a victory for all Republicans as they took the Senate and the House of Representatives.With an almost certain right-wing Supreme CourtJustice to be elected,the Republicanswill have full control over the three branches of goverment. Senate Results House of Representatives Results PopularVote Results General Election Results
  57. 57. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Pollsvs.Actual Results - Howdifferent itwas Hillarywas supposed to have a huge advantage - and she blew it.Not only did she lose key battleground states of OH and FL,she lost states that shewas supposed to win such as MI,PA,and NC. North Carolina 2012:Romney Polls:Clinton Result:Trump Florida 2012:Obama Polls:Clinton Result:Trump Ohio 2012:Obama Polls:Clinton Result:Trump Pennsylvania 2012:Obama Polls:Clinton Result:Trump Michigan 2012:Obama Polls:Clinton Result:Trump
  58. 58. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Election Results -Why HillaryLost Franklyspeaking,Hillarywould have stood no chance if she had faced any other opponent.Not only did she perform at a lower level in terms ofvotes fromAfricanAmericans,Hispanics,andAsians,she also did worse in the millennial vote.But most damaging of allwas her “likeability” and “distrust” factor.Over two thirds ofAmericans consistently thought shewas a liar. Clinton’s support from minorities fell short HowTrumpWon the ElectionAccording to Exit Polls - NewYorkTimes
  59. 59. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Election Results -WhyTrumpWon Trump won because of two reasons.First,he played into the hearts of previous non-voters -whites without college degrees.His image of success and the fact that hewasn’t part of the political system that these people feared helpedTrump.The GOPdeserves a ton of credit though,for building a ground game for the past threeyears. Trump overwhelminglywon votes ofwhites without college degrees Trump gained among men and barely lost groundwithwomen HowTrumpWon the ElectionAccording to Exit Polls - NewYorkTimes
  60. 60. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Election Results - ByIncome Level Therewas a huge shift in voting trend by income level.Usually lower income voters tend to vote blue because of the democrats tend to advocate social welfare programs,while higher income voters tend to vote red because the republicans often advocate for tax breaks on thewealthy.Thisyear however,both sides dramaticallyshifted. Partysupport shifted dramaticallyat nearlyeveryincome level HowTrumpWon the ElectionAccording to Exit Polls - NewYorkTimes
  61. 61. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trump Presidency-Whatwill he do? Aswith anycandidate,Trump has promised several key things.He has recentlyopened up about his first 100 days in office,where he outlined several action plans.Here are what he mentioned and what he has yet to mention in detail. Withdraw from TPP First 100 days Other promises Revoke Dodd-Frank End illegal immigration Appoint a newjustice Replace Obamacare Build the borderwall Temporary Muslim ban HillaryClinton investigation Defeat ISIS Tax cuts for thewealthy
  62. 62. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Trump Presidency-The RightWing Cabinet (as of Nov.24) Although much of the Cabinet is unconfirmed,based on the candidates it seems theTrump Cabinet will beveryright-wing,with many of the candidates having a personal relationshipwithTrump himself. Chief of Staff Reince Priebus Senior Advisor Stephen Bannon RNC Chairman Former Breitbart News CEO NAMED CIA Director Mike Pompeo Attorney General Jeff Sessions Kansas Congressman US Senator fromAlabama OFFERED National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Retired USArmy General UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Governor of South Carolina Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway Secretary of State Mitt Romney Campaign Manager 2012POTUS Nominee RUMORED Director, National Intelligence Mike Rogers Director,NSA Secretary of Homeland Security Rudy Giuliani Former Mayor of NYC Secretary of Commerce PeterThiel Paypal Co-Founder Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin CEO,Dune Capital
  63. 63. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. The Future and Beyond - Canwe be optimistic? While manyare optimistic of the future due to the Survey Monkey interactive chart where it showed the majorityof people aged18 to 25yearsvoted for Clinton,the reality is that only 56% of18-24year olds voted for her.There is still a lot of divisiveness that won’t be resolved. Millennial Vote (SurveyMonkey)CNN Exit Poll Surveyof18-25voters bySurveyMonkeyCNN Exit Poll Results
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  66. 66. Copyright © DG Incubation, Inc. All rights reserved. Past Election Results The majorityofAmericans have allied themselveswith the Democratic National Committee (DNC) or the Republican National Committee (GOP).

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