Hillary Clinton thought her nomination was in the bag almost ten years ago. She had the money, the name recognition, and offered voters the chance to make history and elect a woman president.
Then some nobody named Barack Obama gave a couple of stirring speeches and suddenly, her support among Democrats evaporated.
History is repeating itself, but who could have imagined that this time, Hillary would be challenged by an old white guy named Bernie?
Eight years are a long time in politics. The election results from Tuesday’s primaries don’t lie:
With 94.4% of precincts reporting, Clinton won 1,841,285 votes in California on Tuesday, compared to Bernie Sanders’s 1,416,742, Politico reports.
That’s nearly a 30% drop in total support from 2008, when she received 2,608,184 votes, or 51.47%. (Barack Obama got 2,186,662 votes or 43.16%.)
The results weren’t much better in New Jersey. While Clinton won the state — as she did in 2008 — she saw a decline in support there, too.
On Tuesday, Clinton received 542,656 votes, or 63.35% of the ballots cast compared to Sanders’s 315,194 votes, according to the Politico totals.
That’s a 13% decline in support from her 2008 turnout, when she received 613,500 votes — or 53.76% of the total votes, compared to 501,374 ballots cast for Obama.
Source: The American Mirror