Against all odds, Trump defeats Clinton.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
November 9, 2016
Washington, D.C. – On early Wednesday, Republican Donald J. Trump was declared the projected winner after receiving 279 and Hillary Clinton (D) 228 electoral votes and became the 45th U.S. President elect. Trump defeated Clinton against all odds.
At least 57K Milwaukee County voters who voted for Obama in 2012 decided to stay home and not vote for Clinton on November 8, 2016 giving Trump a Wisconsin win with less than 28K over all votes, according to WI election results. The U.S. Election Project reported that the overall voter turnout rate for the Presidential race for November 2016 was, 46.9% of U.S. eligible American voters did not vote, 25.6% voted for Clinton (D), 25.5% voted for Trump (R), 1.7% voted for Gary Johnson the Libertarian candidate.
Clinton won the popular vote, but Trump won with 279 electoral votes. (Source: HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)
The following statement was released by Manuel “Manny” Perez, the former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on Trump’s election. The message that has been sent by a large number of conservatives and Republicans across the nation by supporting the anti-establishment candidate Donald Trump, represents a great opportunity for the large donors who control the GOP to press the reset button and implement the necessary changes to ensure the GOP serves simultaneously the needs of the private sector, the middle and the workers in a balanced, targeted manner. In my opinion, it is entirely possible to balance the needs of private sector (large donors), middle class, and workers.
What should be the priorities for the GOP and the next President?
1. Strongly and immediately support WORKER TRAINNING and CAPACITY BUILDING via technical system and university. There are approximately between 500,000 and 800,000 jobs going unfilled in the US and about 87,000 here in Wisconsin.Renegotiating trade deals will take 2-4 years and the nation needs to bring back to work as many people as quickly as possible. Under the reasonable asumptions of $10 per hours, 40 hrs / week and 40 weeks per year this represents a significant loss of revenue and lost tax revenue for the nation and here in Wisconsin. Support innovation and entrepreneurship to transfer research into new technologies and companies. Improve infrastructure.
2. Meaningfully work together to reduce health care costs with a focus on prevention.
3. Meaningfully work together to design creative manners to increase wages and purchasing power of workers and middle class in the United States.
4. Use a multidisciplinary approach to tackle Illegal Immigration; addressing the root issues. This touches on US Foreign policy, US workforce and economic development, security, outcomes at the IMF and World Bank, and corruption in developing nations among other things. Present an immigration bill in the next 5 months by June of next year.
5. The GOP should ensure to implement REAL INCLUSION of ethnic and diverse populations in all levels of the party starting with county chapters and all the way to the RNC. By real inclusion I mean that individuals should have actual power and authority within the party and not be token appointments and the GOP should foster the cultivation of ethical leaders from diverse communities for elected office. These individuals should be elected by their communities and not appointed by anyone. Outreach is good but given everything that has occurred, words are no longer enough. People will trust actual action and outcomes.
6. Large donors should encourage the cultivation of leaders for elected office that have knowledge, ethics, and experience and who can balance the needs of the private sector, middle class, and workers at the same time.
Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) was reelected to office and released the folowing statement about Trump’s election. Zamarripa stated, “Donald Trump’s victory last night was not just a political defeat for the Democratic Party. His win strikes a chord of fear in so many members of underrepresented communities, including those I hail from and it is important to try and offer some reassurance to these and all Wisconsinites.
“I was re-elected last night and I will continue to serve as the State Representative of the 8th Assembly district. I promise you that I will be a watchdog for the people of this great state. I will be a fighter for pragmatic immigration policy and I will continue to insist on equality for LGBT Wisconsinites. As always, I will be a voice for the fastest growing demographic in Wisconsin, our Latino community. I will never forget working families in Wisconsin because I come from a family of workers and I know our challenges and attributes well. I will work to lift up women and girls so that we can continue to chip away at that glass ceiling.
“I will be honest in telling you that I was fearful last night, as well, when I learned the results of the U.S. presidential election. But today I must be resolute because I am an elected leader, not only for the 8th Assembly district, but for communities who have long had no voice or representation in their government. I am a woman, a Latina, a Mexican-American, an LGBT American, and like everyone across this great state – I am a Wisconsinite. In the coming weeks, months, and years I will do my best to keep my constituencies apprised of what will occur under this new administration. And I will do everything I can to minimize the blows to our communities by standing strong, fighting back, and never giving up.”
U.S. Representative Linda T. Sánchez (CA-38), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), today released the following statement following the results of the 2016 election, “This election yielded a lot of hurt and divisive rhetoric. The Latino community was scapegoated for political gain. We know there is fear and angst, especially in the undocumented immigrant community, but we are still with you. For the past 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus has served as the voice and conscience of the Latino community on Capitol Hill. We will not give up on this work, and we will never give up on the community.
“To the Latino community: you have Members of Congress who will keep fighting for comprehensive immigration reform and keeping families together, who will advocate for good-paying jobs, and who will be in your corner every day. Now more than ever, we have to be resilient and for the sake of our country, we have to allow ourselves to listen to each other and to make sure the clock of progress is not turned backwards. We do not have the luxury to allow ourselves to be defeated.
“In the coming weeks, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will request a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Throughout his campaign, Mr. Trump made a myriad of insulting comments about the Latino community. We need to make sure he better understands the challenges our community faces and does not act on his extreme rhetoric as President of the entire United States of America. Our points of view may be different, but as one of the largest growing demographics, we cannot afford to talk past each other for the next four years.”
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and former presidential candidate released the following statement, Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids – all while the very rich become much richer.
To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.
Multiple historical anti-Trump protests attended by thousands of people were reported on Wednesday in N.Y.C., Manhattan, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Berkeley University, Pennsylvania and other major.cities. A anti-Trump downtown protest in Milwaukee, WI is planned for Thursday at Red Arrow Park beginning get at 5:30 p.m.