Hillary Clinton conceded the presidency to Donald Trump in a phone call early Wednesday bringing an end to a campaign that looked very much in her favor until Election Day.
The former secretary of state expected high numbers of support from young voters, Latinos and African-Americans, however, support among these groups fell short as they chose Trump as their president-elect.
Here is a list of 5 groups that abandoned Clinton for Trump:
- Democratic-leaning groups: Clinton, who had been counting on support of racial and ethnic minorities, under performed significantly among Democratic-leaning groups, according to the Washington Post. Votes from Hispanics and Latinos were comparatively lower than 2012 when Obama contested for a second term.
- Union households: A Democratic presidential nominee hasn't fared so poorly among union households since 1980, reports USA Today. Clinton won the group by a relatively narrow 8 percentage points. Obama won this group by 18 points in 2012 and 20 points in 2008.
- Weakened support from women: After a video was released where Trump boasted of groping and kissing women, most exit polls revealed that women were unhappy with Trump for president. This led to an assumption that they would vote for Clinton, The Guardian reports.
- White college graduates: Most polls suggested that college graduates were opposed to a Trump presidency as they believed he was biased against women and minorities — a misconception that cost Clinton the presidency, Los Angeles Times reports.
- African-American voters: Twelve percent of the national electorate this year was comprised of African-American voters. Clinton won a broad majority of black voters — 88 percent, compared with 8 percent for Trump, CNN revealed. The victory, however, was five percentage points lower than what Obama received four years ago.
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