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Trump’s win is history repeating itself

The media and pollsters didn’t learn from the 1948 presidential election

By Matt Qvortrup  

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“No, I didn’t get to vote today. I received my mail-in but I didn’t get it mailed back in time. But I think there’re enough smart people here to make the right choice.” As a female, college-educated, junior executive at a television station in Maryland, Chelsea was squarely in Hillary Clinton’s target demographic but evidently she didn’t feel the urgency. She should have.

A few hours later, it is clear there were not enough smart…

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