It is literally Florida's fault.
And, it is literally the fault of the 200,000 people who voted for Johnson.
Trump: 4,591,156 votes
That's a difference of 128,818 votes.
On the bright side, I don't have to feel guilty about voting for Stein, because Stein's votes here wouldn't have flipped the state. I suppose I should look and see how much of an impact they had elsewhere, but I suspect that it is negligible. Not sure what Johnson's numbers are overall.
On behalf of voters in Florida, I sincerely apologize to the United States and the rest of the world for whatever is coming next.
There's a part of me that doesn't want to overreact; I have to have at least some faith that the rest of government will reign in Orange Joe. But the Republicans also have control now over both the Senate and the House. I think, for starters, we can expect that Obamacare will get repealed, or at least there will be another lively fight over it.
I genuinely don't know what we're going to get out of this new Presidency. Judging from the stock market, nobody else does either. Maybe in some alternate reality, Clinton would have gotten us embroiled in a conflict that becomes World War III, and maybe we just dodged a bullet we didn't know was coming. Perhaps Trump will take a somewhat more moderate approach to things now that real power is in his grasp. Or perhaps not. We shall see.
I just had a 1.5 hour conversation with my closest friend. Several of my friends are considering emigration from the U.S., and likely will set plans into motion in the coming months. It's kind of a cliche thing to talk about, ordinarily the kind of thing you'd roll your eyes at and call an overreaction, but this is the first time it's been a conversation to take seriously. Frankly, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I will certainly be taking a conservative approach with my money for the next few months, changing my plans and saving up a bunch of money, and I'm planning to research my own options. This event may be the impetus I personally need to get the fuck out of Florida once and for all, and to get a fresh start somewhere else.
EDIT - other random thoughts:
-- Trump may not be the President we need, but he's the one that we deserve.
-- Don't blame me, *I* voted for Kodos. -- Homer Simpson
-- I don't regret this, but I both rue and lament it. -- Philip J. Fry
-- Well, Florida Amendment 1 is dead. So we've got that going for us at least. <Insert Bill Murray Caddyshack meme here.>