Saturday, May 26, 2018

Democratic non-voters decided the '16 election

According to this Forbes story. HR Clinton was the problem above all else. Granted there was Russian interference against her, as well as Repugnantan voter supression. But Clinton herself just didn't inspire people that identify as Democrats, let alone progressives. This was so even among the black community per the stats. See the link for the facts on how many less votes Clinton got in specific areas that Obama. If she would have kept pace she would have won. I personally preferred Sanders but voted for Clinton because of that idiot aka our Presidunce. But according to the story many found her so repugnant that they just could not bring themselves to vote for her, which confirms my personal anecdotal experience.

"He  (Dump) won because Hillary Clinton was less attractive to the traditional Democratic base of urban, minorities, and more educated voters. This is a profound fact, because Democratic voters were so extraordinarily repelled by Trump that they were supposed to have the extra motivation to turn out. Running against Trump, any Democratic candidate should have ridden a wave of anti-Trump sentiment among these voters. It therefore took a strong distaste for Hillary Clinton among the Democratic base to not only undo this wave, but to lose many additional liberal votes."

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