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One of the more interesting statistics to come out of the US election...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/11/22/donald-trump-lost-most-of-the-american-economy-in-this-election/

"The divide is economic, and it is massive. According to the Brookings analysis, the less-than-500 counties that Clinton won nationwide combined to generate 64 percent of America's economic activity in 2015. The more-than-2,600 counties that Trump won combined to generate 36 percent of the country's economic activity last year."

Dark Money

Jul. 4th, 2016 08:40 pm
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An interview about the Koch brothers...

http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201806910/jane-mayer-dark-money

How to combat that amount of money influencing politics is an interesting problem. The Koch brothers in this election cycle are apparently targeting congress, not the presidency.

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