Are You Satisfied With the 2016 Presidential Choice?

November 10, 2016

Americans have elected Donald Trump as their next president, and the Senate majority will remain with the Republican party. Trump received 279 electoral votes, while Democratic rival Hillary Clinton received 228, according to the tally this morning.

The popular vote was nearly a dead heat, with 47.7% voting for Clinton vs 47.5% for Trump, according to The New York Times as of 1:20 pm EST on November 9.

The fight for Senate control was more of a contest, but the Republicans retained at least 51 seats while the Democrats flipped at least one GOP seat with the election of Tammy Duckworth in Illinois, boosting their tentative total to 47 (which includes two independents who caucus with them).

Now the real-estate magnate and reality-TV star who told raucous crowds that he would "Make America Great Again" will try to fulfill his promise to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature legislation — the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Trump proposes to replace it with free-market solutions to the nation's healthcare problems, solutions that Republicans have championed for years.

A recent study showed that voter turnout among physicians is 9% lower than the general population. Lawyers vote more often than physicians, researchers said.


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