The Ralph Nader Radio Hour

2016 Presidential Election Postmortem

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Salon’s Bill Curry and The Nation’s John Nichols join Ralph and David to sort out what the hell just happened this past election day.

“We have a lousy election system in this country.  We don’t count ballots well or quickly.   As the weeks go on.  As we count all the ballots, all the provisional ballots, all the slowly recounted and reconciled ballots, we’re going to find out that Hillary Clinton has won the popular vote by a wider margin, I believe, than any “loser” in a Presidential race in American history.  It could well get toward a million votes. And if that happens, we should recognize that in most of the countries in the world, Donald Trump wouldn’t be President.”   John Nichols:  columnist for The Nation magazine.

“The entire geriatric leadership of the Democratic Party in the House should have gone a long time ago.  And if there is even a bit of spine or self-respect to the House Democrats, they’ll finally do it.”  Bill Curry: columnist for Salon

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John Nichols is the national affairs correspondent for “The Nation” magazine, Mr. Nichols is also contributing writer for “The Progressive” and “In These Times” and the associate editor of the “Capital Times,” the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.  With Robert McChesney, he has co-authored a number of books about the media and how to reform it.

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Bill Curry  writes for Salon.  Mr. Curry was a White House counselor to President Clinton and a two-time Democratic nominee for governor of Connecticut.  He is at work on a book on President Obama and the politics of populism.

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