Osgoode Hall Law Journal

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On November 8, 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States of America. For most, Trump’s victory was improbable. To others, however, it was predictable. For the leadership of the Democratic Party, Trump’s victory represented a breakdown of the apparatus that helped twice elect Barack Obama to the presidency. On the surface, Trump’s Electoral College victory showcased the inability of the Clinton campaign to overcome a Republican nominee who, by many indications, was unfit for the office he was seeking. But beneath the surface, the 2016 election revealed a Democratic Party at odds with itself—a party without a clear direction or a coherent vision.

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