Republicans may pay by losing elections for a generation after nominating Donald Trump, as Hillary Clinton is building a new and even more diverse coalition within the Democratic Party.
In a conference call with reporters, Clinton campaign manager Robbie Mook announced an early voting turnout record. At least 40% of voters in battleground states are turning out early.
In Florida, more registered Democrats than Republicans have turned out to vote early or by mail. The Clinton camp believes that they are winning Florida by 170,000 ballots In North Carolina, there has been a 16% increase in early voting, and in Nevada more than 40% early voted.
According to Mook, Clinton strategy has been to turn out voters who didn’t vote in previous elections.
The Clinton campaign manager also said that there had been no surge from the Trump campaign and his voters, so the Republican nominee is going to need to outperform Romney on Election Day in Florida, North Carolina, and Nevada to win.
Mook also told reporters on the call something that should worry Republicans to death. Hillary Clinton has built a new political coalition.
The first part of the Clinton coalition is made up of Latino voters. The Latino vote has increased 120%-130%. The second part of Clinton coalition is Asian-American voters who have seen a 90% increase in early voting turnout. The third part of the new Clinton coalition is suburban women. Millennials are supporting Clinton after eight years of backing President Obama. The final piece of the Clinton coalition is African-Americans. African-American early voting turnout is 22% higher than in 2012.
Hillary Clinton is building on the Obama coalition as Latino, Asian-American, and suburban women voters are becoming a bigger part of the Democratic coalition. While Donald Trump has shrunken the Republican Party down to its white, male, older conservative base, Hillary Clinton is turning the Democratic Party into the diverse face of America’s future.
The autopsy that the RNC did after their defeat in the 2012 election is proving to be true.
Republicans had four years to diversify their party, but they chose the opposite path.
Now, the price for nominating Donald Trump may be paid at the polls for a generation.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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