Black voter drop off hurt Hillary Clinton…Study

There have been reports of Clinton losing because of the increase in white blue collar voters in four states….

But another new study points to the drop off of Democrats most reliable base…

Black voters….

A new study co-authored by political science professors and a policy analyst from the think tank Demos finds that Donald Trump’s electoral college victory in November depended heavily on an increase in white voter turnout and an even bigger decrease in turnout among African-American voters—particularly in the key swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Comparing data from the voter file vendor Catalist and the U.S. Census Bureau, the researchers concluded: “Without those shifts in turnout from various racial and ethnic groups, these pivotal states might have gone not to Trump but to Clinton — giving Clinton an electoral college victory.”

The study, published Monday in the Washington Post‘s Monkey Cage blog, found that between 2012 and 2016, white voter turnout jumped 2.4 percent nationally, while black voter turnout fell 4.7 percent.

The split was even more dramatic in the midwestern states that tipped the scales for Trump. In Ohio, black voter turnout dropped 7.5 percent; in Wisconsin, it declined 12.3 percent; and in Michigan, it was down 12.4 percent…..

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4 thoughts on “Black voter drop off hurt Hillary Clinton…Study”

  1. If this study is accurate, then the whole “Democrats must appeal to the Trump haters” routine is fatally flawed.

  2. Oh I think about now Jack that most black folks who didn’t vote have learned an valuable lesson. They now know exactly “what they have to lose” and may soon lose it if the Republican Party has its way.

  3. Does anyone here know what the word “patronize” means?

    Hillary and her fellow travelers apparently didn’t.

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