In spite of Russia's attempts to hack France's election, Emmanuel Macron trounced the National Front's Le Pen with 66% to Le Pen's 34%. Take note for 2020, America.
Macron, a political centrist who has never held an elected office, supports the European Union and is pro-immigration. Like the American presidential election, the Russians tried to hack this one too, but their effort fell flat. Still, a record number of French voters cast their ballots for "blanc" -- nobody, and turnout was drastically down.
STILL, the French turnout of a mere 74% (which has been the lowest since 1969) would be highest in US election since 1896. How's that for weekend voting coupled with no voter suppression?
Guillaume Castevert, 46, from Bordeaux in southwest France, said "I don't want to vote against something," he told CNN. "I want to vote for something." I think most Americans can agree with that statement.