We won’t ever know what the actual votes were, only what those who count the votes declare the outcome to be. That’s what a good cross section of 40% of Americans think, anyway:
How far and for how long can trust in every major institution and process in the country fall before the country itself does? What is the hypothetical mechanism that arrests and then reverses the decline? Rhetorical, it seems. Or maybe free college for everyone–all the way through the post-graduate level–will do the trick!