Anachronism that gives Americans the president whom they voted against

By Malcolm Mackerras
Updated April 24 2018 - 10:54pm, first published January 11 2017 - 3:05pm

Donald Trump will be inaugurated next week. Readers will be unsurprised to know that I've spent a significant amount of time in the past two months analysing last year's United States presidential elections. The more time I spend the more, I realise how hopelessly inadequate was every analysis I read in Australian newspapers over that period. I think I can do better, so here goes.

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