It was also influential that the Clinton camp (and pretty much everybody) was pointing out that Trump would never win. I can remember at least three predictions of a Clinton landslide. Well, Clinton did get more popular votes, but the prediction of her winning was premature. I can say that most of the factors in my deciding to bolt from the Democratic party was due to their actions, not "Russian interference" of any sort. I think that goes for most people who voted for Third Parties.
Or just plain didn't vote.
Any real discussion of the election should try to address the real issues that led to Trump being President. Which would also include Clintonite overconfidence they would win (which they did as far as the popular vote goes, but the Electoral College needs to go).
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Addendum to Why I left the Democratic Party and went back to being independent.
I added this to the end of that Post: