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05/01/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hillary Got The Whites-Who-Won't-Vote-Black Vote

Hillary Clinton’s entire margin of victory in Pennsylvania was due to racist whites who openly opposed Barack Obama because he is black. According to the exit polls, 13% of the voters were whites who said that race was important to them in voting, and 74% of them voted for Clinton.

This means that more than 9% of all the voters in the Democratic primary were openly willing to admit that they voted against a black candidate because of his race, a figure similar to what I’ve analyzed in previous primaries.

While race hurt Obama, gender aided Clinton. 19% of voters said that race affected their votes, and 59% of them voted against Obama. By contrast, gender greatly helped Clinton. About 20% reported that gender affected their vote, but only 29% of these people voted for Obama, and a majority of those voting for or against Clinton because of her gender were women.

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Read the full post at John K Wilson's Diary.