We have just finished one of the most historic presidential elections ever held in this country. The nation was shocked at the outcome, leading many to examine the reasons for the upset.
Never have we had a woman obtain the nomination for president of a major party. Never have we had a candidate promising to self-fund his primary campaign. Never have we had seventeen candidates seek the presidential nomination with all of them being from the same party. Never have we had so many candidates breach their promise to support the nominee after signing a pledge to do so. Never have we had a presidential candidate who had never run for or held a political office until they decided to run for president. Never have we had a candidate under criminal investigation by the FBI at the time they were seeking their party’s nomination. Never have we had a candidate who won the national popular vote and yet received so few electoral college votes. Never have we had a movement by a political party to dump their candidate after they were declared the winner of their primary.
This book is a chronological review of the 2016 US presidential election and the reasons for this shocking upset.