'If Only Women Voted'
If only women were allowed to vote, Hillary Clinton would win in a landslide, with more than twice the number of electoral college votes needed to take the White House. So Nate Silver revealed in a tweet detailing a FiveThirtyEight article Tuesday evening:
Liked over 14,000 times and retweeted over 15,000 times, that tweet and the story led to other tweets:
This would be the election outcome if the only people allowed to vote were white men. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/NHd7hv3ugWâ€” Sam White (@samwhiteout) October 9, 2016
What the electoral map would look like if only dogs could vote pic.twitter.com/gWh3A6nnIlâ€” Jason Sparks (@sparksjls) October 12, 2016
What would the electoral map look like if it wore pants? pic.twitter.com/BQVSB9Zq0oâ€” Freddie Campion (@FreddieCampion) October 12, 2016
What this election would look like if only hedgehogs were allowed to vote. pic.twitter.com/DAp6udFGdUâ€” PrincessPricklepants (@PPricklepants) October 12, 2016
And to the sign of a meme perhaps overdone:
here is what the electoral map will look like if only the people posting joke electoral maps vote pic.twitter.com/YOwLn9xqECâ€” Flannery O'Connerd (@Slennon_) October 12, 2016
All fun aside, though, the point of the story, as Silver wrote, is that "it seems fair to say that, if Trump loses the election, it will be because women voted against him."
Enter Donald Trump's deplorables.
96 years after women finally gained the right to vote - a process that began in 1878 and did not end until 1920 - Trump's "patriots" who love America so much they believe their lives and the lives of their families depend on a racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-immigrant, anti-science, birther, conspiracy-loving liar to "save them," want to now repeal women's right to vote.
Up has sprung the hashtag #RepealThe19th, as in, repeal the 19th amendment, which granted disenfranchised women the right to vote.
No, don't check your calendars, it's still 2016.
>Give females suffrageâ€” Mr Bones (@mrb_rides_again) October 12, 2016
>in under 100 years they install draconian rape laws for white men while inviting foreign rapists in with open glee
Women's suffrage and its consequences have been a disaster for the United States of America. https://t.co/x6kU6WBZKuâ€” Arminius d'Cheruscis (@RoteCaption) October 12, 2016
Should only taxpayers have the right to vote? #RepealThe19thâ€” Joe ðŸ¸ (@dotxcomms) October 12, 2016
Response to the desire to disenfranchise more than half the nation was quick:
Literally the ONLY thing that surprises me about #RepealThe19th is that Trump supporters know there are more than 2 amendments.â€” Emm Kayy (@m_kaish_esq) October 12, 2016
#RepealThe19th is not just infuriating but also heartbreaking. In case you needed even further proof that sexism is alive & well, here it isâ€” Anna Scheibmeir (@annascheibmeir) October 12, 2016
At one point, LGBT activist and writer Jeremy Hooper posted this to Twitter:
How many Trump backers respond to #RepealThe19th by wondering when they named a month Repeal?â€” Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) October 12, 2016
And got this in response:
@goodasyou Nope just you faggotâ€” CIA Beauregard (@BeauregardPG) October 12, 2016
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