Thursday February 27, 2020

Why white women won the election for Trump

Trump’s ascension was powered by an unlikely source - the women who were expected to turn out for Hillary Clinton

13th November, 2016
Hillary Clinton concedes defeat in the 2016 US presidential electionGetty

Like Al Gore in 2000, she won the battle of hearts and minds by at least a quarter of a million votes – indeed, the New York Times claims she received up to two million votes more than Trump – but lost the electoral college war. And what a bitter, ugly war it was.

The current tally shows that Clinton won 47.9 per cent of the total vote, compared to Trump’s 47.5 per cent. If the...

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