Should Hillary Clinton Bank On Minorities After New Hampshire Loss?

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The Democratic presidential candidate is counting on support from black and Latino voters, but not everyone might be onboard with that plan.

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Hillary Clinton may have lost the first-in-the-nation primary election in New Hampshire to rival Bernie Sanders, but she already has a plan in place that will supposedly boost her campaign as they move on to bigger states.

Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook released a memo on Tuesday, conceding her defeat in New Hampshire, but also predicted a much more successful series of primaries in March. Apparently, the Clinton camp believes the candidates’ favorability among minorities will hand her the win.

“[W]hereas the electorates in Iowa and New Hampshire are largely rural/suburban and predominantly white, the March states better reflect the true diversity of the Democratic Party and the nation — including large populations of voters who live in big cities and small towns, and voters with a much broader range of races and religions," the memo said. "The nomination will very likely be won in March, not February, and we believe that Hillary Clinton is well positioned to build a strong — potentially insurmountable — delegate lead next month."

Here’s the Clinton campaign’s full memo:

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Considering the backlash Clinton received for her listicle "7 things Hillary Clinton has in common with your abuela," a publication toward Latino voters, perhaps she shouldn’t be so quick to rely on their votes.

Similarly, as several online users pointed out, she helped her husband, Bill Clinton, champion crime laws and anti-drug policies during his presidency — a move that put hundreds of thousands of minorities in prison.  Therefore, banking on African American votes might also not be a good idea, unless Clinton has a concrete plan up her sleeve to appeal to this demographic.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the memo:

 

 

 

 

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