The main problem was that Hillary and the Democrat’s offered no alternate narrative; simply saying…
Nikhil Vaish
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Actually Hillary and the Dems did offer lotsa ‘alternatives’, but by that time it was already too late, as Trump’s brand of “Identity Politics” had already taken a firm hold with his “base”. Also it didn’t help that the Democratic Party and ‘Progressives’ were already at each other’s throats (“Crooked Hillary”), to the point that a whole lotta otherwise Dem voters decided instead to ‘vote their conscience’, and simply ‘sit this one out’.

Five ThirtyEight: Registered Voters Who Stayed Home Probably Cost Clinton The Election

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