San Bernardino, CA
This year’s voter turnout fell to a 72-year low. In addition, President-elect Donald J. Trump won the election with less votes than Romney lost by in 2012. Also, Trump lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly two million votes. Now, a poll published last Wednesday and conducted by the Washington Post has shown that despite the election’s outcome, Trump does not have a mandate. The poll revealed that only 29 percent of respondents believed the election gave Trump a mandate to carry out the agenda he proposed on the campaign trail; instead, a full 59 percent of respondents said Trump should compromise with Democrats on issues where both parties strongly disagree.