No one, including myself, thought he could win. I was diligent at pushing back, particularly on social media, but, when all was over, I was truly shocked by the number of people I know personally who voted for him. I am still flummoxed and greatly disturbed by the willingness of people, many of whom I thought were intelligent, to follow such a dangerous charlatan.

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