As Democrats ponder who they'll run for president in 2024, they should look to their past losses for guidance. Their most consequential loss was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 loss, which gave the country Donald Trump. This postmortem of the 2016 campaign season cites the news stories at the time, thus answering the question:
What did voters know and when did they know it?
A common myth about the 2016 election season is that Bernie Sanders did not campaign for Hillary Clinton after she won the nomination - or did not campaign enough. It's repeated often on social media and sometimes implied by talking heads on the cable “news” networks.
In 2016, approximately 11 to 12 percent of Sanders supporters didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in the general election,
voting instead for Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, or Donald Trump. What you probably don't know is many of these were Republican voters.
In 2016, Donald Trump described his winning the presidential election as having an “electoral college landslide”.
It wasn't. We'll look at actual election landslides and the degree to which U.S. voters participated in past elections.