My answer to How did Donald Trump win the 2016 Presidential Election?
Answer by Abbey Laurel-Smith:
He knew how to campaign and campaigned well by focusing his energy on key areas. And he presented himself as himself rather than exaggerate – by making himself out to be what he is obviously not.
Also, he was street smart, and street cred helped him gain on his opponents.
I also send him letters, kept up my campaign, which was similar, robust and more detailed. All in all, it made him believe in all he was saying on the campaign trail.
Towards the end (few days before the election) he ran out of steam, and that is when i cane out with a set of letters and banners (check my blog at Veterans' talkback) And that rally call to all Republicans nationwide, did the trick for him.
Too bad, some people couldn't read between the lines like he did. And am I glad he did? Yes, I am. I hope Hillary’s people will stop housing themselves inside my campaign server, emails, quora and Facebook from now onwards.