Letters to the Editor

Canton letter: Trump’s “landslide”

I read today (Nov. 16) with some amusement the guest opinion piece by Steve Ackerman. An economics instructor at CWI? I think he needs some help with basic math.

“Any way you slice it,” he says, Trump’s electoral vote win is a “landslide.”

It is definitely not a landslide when Clinton holds a 1 million-plus vote plurality over Trump.

It is definitely not a landslide when approximately 100 million eligible voters did not vote in this year’s election.

It is definitely not a landslide when at least three swing states — Wisconsin, North Carolina and Florida — all implemented voting restrictions that may have affected millions of people.

I would caution Ackerman’s students at CWI to take all of his pronouncements in class with more than just a few grains of salt.

Jerry Cantor, Boise

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