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Compare & Contrast With Young Women Voters

This is a great opportunity to compare & contrast the demographic — and associated rhetorical language? — that we read about a couple of weeks ago: young women your age who feel no obligation toward Clinton:

There are many reasons Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is polling as much as 30 percentage points behind Mrs. Clinton among black voters in South Carolina. Many African-Americans in the state say they do not know him well. Others bristle at his criticism of Mr. Obama’s health care overhaul, seeing it as an attack on the president’s legacy. Mr. Sanders wins points for his takedown of Wall Street and his vow to make public colleges free and health care available for all, but some wonder whether these ambitions are too lofty given the deeply divided Congress. 

But one important reason for Mrs. Clinton’s support is that many black women, the drivers of the black vote, see this election as their chance to make up for the hard decision they had to make eight years ago. And in 2008, 98 percent of black women cast their ballots for Mr. Obama. Four years later, black women had the highest voter turnout of any group.

For Black Women in South Carolina, It’s Clinton’s Turn