Tag: Women Voters

Michigan Women Who Voted for Trump: Our Issues Aren’t Gender Specific

Lindsey Smith, Michigan Public Radio – November 15, 2016

With the first female presidential candidate on the ballot this election, it was widely expected women would turnout in large numbers for Hillary Clinton. Most did. But exit polls still show 42% of women backed Trump. White, non-college educated women voted for Trump 2 to 1.

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Women Aren’t Responsible for Hillary Clinton’s Defeat

Clare Foran, The Atlantic – November 13, 2016

Women failed Hillary Clinton—and none more so than white women. That idea has congealed into conventional wisdom in the aftermath of the election. Vanity Fair published an article titled: “Why Hillary Clinton Couldn’t Win Over Female Voters” while Time ran a story headlined: “Why So Many Women Abandoned Hillary Clinton.” Slate declared: “White Women Sold Out the Sisterhood and the World by Voting for Trump.” Samantha Bee had harsh words for white women, too. “A majority of white women, faced with the historic choice between the first female president, and a vial of weaponized testosterone said, ‘I’ll take Option B. I just don’t like her,’” she said, scathingly, in an episode of Full Frontal. The accusation leveled at women voters is clear: They didn’t just betray the woman who tried to shatter the ultimate glass ceiling, they also failed each other.

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Hiding in Plain Sight: White Women Vote Republican

Jane Junn, Politics of Color – November 13, 2016

In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States, one piece of data from voter exit polls has been particularly surprising for Clinton supporters: 53% of white women voted for Trump compared with 43% for Hillary Clinton. This statistic has been met with disappointment and criticism: “Fellow white women, I’m done with you,” (Sarah Ruiz-Grossman, Huffington Post), “Self-loathing. Hypocrisy. And, of course, a racist view of the world that privileges white supremacy over every other issue.” (L.V. Anderson, Slate).

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Why Women Did Not Unite to Vote Against Donald Trump

Claire Cain Miller, New York Times – November 12, 2016

Women were predicted to come out in force to vote for the first female president and against a man who demeaned them and bragged about sexual assault. Instead, they voted more or less as they always have: along party lines.

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For Trump, Support from White Women Voters Proved Critical

Caitlin McCabe and Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer – November 12, 2016

In a campaign where Donald Trump drew scorn for having called women slobs, unattractive, and dumb, the thinking went that even party faithfuls like Lodise would abandon the GOP nominee and rally behind the first female with a realistic chance to be president, one painting herself as an advocate for women and children.

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Thousands of Women Are Planning to March on D.C. When Trump Takes Office

Claire Landsbaum, New York Magazine – November 11, 2016

On Tuesday night, women who had supported Hillary Clinton watched in horror as Donald Trump earned enough electoral votes to be named president-elect of the United States. “Trump’s win felt like a personal attack,” Colette Sartor told the Cut. “I honestly thought … all the sexual harassment he’s so casually committed would matter.”

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One Factor in Hillary Clinton’s Defeat: Lack of Support From Some Women Voters

Janet Adamy, Wall Street Journal – November 11, 2016

Hillary Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate in 20 years to win married women, but a lack of support from other pockets of the female electorate helped block her path to the White House. White women overall voted for Donald Trump by a decisive margin, and white women without college degrees broke even more heavily for the Republican nominee, according to exit polls.

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Let’s Not Overlook the Feminist Triumph of Clinton’s Run

Clinton ultimately failed to crack the highest glass ceiling. Rather than publishing stories about a milestone for women, a triumph for feminism, and the historic legacy for women in politics, the press this week had to switch to the shock of the Trump victory, the potential threat of his presidency, and Clinton’s failings.

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America’s Other Next First Lady, Ivanka Trump?

Lindsay Brown, BBC News – November 11, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump’s wife Melania will become first lady when he is inaugurated in January. But it’s his daughter Ivanka that many political commentators believe will assume some of the political duties. Throughout Donald Trump’s campaign the 35-year-old was at his side, speaking at rallies and trying to win votes.

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