How’d I do with my Election Day predictions? Not bad. Would I be writing a follow-up article if I had a miserable night gazing into the crystal ball? Here are the predictions and results with a look at what these results might mean:
As I predicted, Hillary Clinton won by the more than the 2-percentage point margin she had in most polls. Trump secured 75% of the Republican vote, the exact number I cited. That means there was a strong protest vote against him, as I expected. He was undoubtedly below 75% for all Republican voters. The 75% figure reflected those Republicans who voted for president. I imagine a number of Republican voters skipped the presidential vote.
What it Means: Obviously, Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to put one foot in California for the next five months—California and its electoral votes are already in her pocket.