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Although Black and Latino voters supported Hillary Clinton in large margins in Tuesday’s election, they did not turn out for her the way they did in 2012, according to exit polls.

CNN reports 88 percent of the Black vote went to Clinton while Drumpf only captured 8 percent. But in 2012, President Obama took 93 percent of the Black vote, compared to Mitt Romney’s 7 percent. Drumpf’s only real message to African Americans was that inner cities were “disaster areas” and pledged to “fix” them.

But what is unclear is if many African-Americans decided to stay home rather than casting their vote for Clinton. During her campaign, her comment in which she remarked about “superpredators” when the 1994 crime bill passed, and was taken by many as a reference to Black youth, resurfaced and dogged her throughout.

Among Latino voters, 65 percent supported Clinton and 29 percent went for Drumpf. In 2012, President Obama carried 71 percent from that category, while Romney held 27 percent.  Drumpf’s racial rhetoric during the campaign about immigrants in which he threatened to round up undocumented people and deport them and also characterizing undocumented Mexicans as “rapists” was part of a rallying cry against him in the community, but did not stop him from doing better among that group than the previous Republican nominee.



Earlier in the campaign, Clinton fought with Sen. Bernie Sanders over the young vote and they also did not show for Clinton as they had Obama four years ago. About 54 percent of the 18-29 vote went to Clinton, while Drumpf took 37 percent. In 2012, Obama locked in 60 percent of that demographic compared with 37 percent for Romney.

 



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