by Heather MacIndoe
Department of Public Policy and Public Affairs
For millions of Americans, approximately half of the voting public, the 2016 Presidential election did not result in the election of the candidate they supported. Many Americans anticipated the historic election of our first female president of the United States, and an administration that would defend and extend the policies of the Obama administration. We woke up Wednesday morning–or never went to sleep–in disbelief and despair. The Presidential election result appears to be a remarkable repudiation of political expertise and experience. The question “what happened?” will be debated and discussed for a long time to come. The next logical question for many is “what do we do now?” …
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