#GirlIGuessImWithHer: Disappointed voters show reluctant support for Clinton

Hillary Clinton secured four more presidential primary victories on Tuesday, making her the presumptive nominee for the Democratic nomination. And now, some former critics are reluctantly jumping on board.

Many of those disillusioned by this election cycle are tweeting #GirlIGuessImWithHer to voice their hesitant support. The hashtag, started by Twitter user MadBlackThot, features some of the newest members of Clinton’s flock voicing how, come Election Day, their vote for Clinton won’t be one of enthusiasm.


Although Clinton’s presumed victory over Bernie Sanders is largely at the hands of black and Latino voters, the hashtag first appeared as a way many young people of color shared their disappointment. Clinton’s historic support of the 1994 crime bill— a policy that many argue harmed communities of color— has damaged her appeal among many minority voters. And Clinton’s effort to shatter the highest glass ceiling doesn’t sway. Women of all colors have pointed out that while they’re excited to see a woman make history, for them, Clinton isn’t necessarily the right woman.

Some Twitter users have criticized the hashtag to point out that Americans aren’t forced to vote for a mainstream candidate. While the U.S. traditionally has a two-party electoral system, the public is free to explore third party options or write in their candidate of choice.

Other critics say, while Clinton may not be the perfect candidate, she’s not as terrible as people are making her out to be.


Still, there are some defiant would-be voters who haven’t switched up their tune, vowing to stand by their anyone-but-Hillary stance until the very end.



Whether they’re young people of color disenchanted by her legacy, feminists who just aren’t feeling her, or former Bernie supporters who’ve realized the writing’s on the wall (or any combination of the three), #GirlIGuessImWithHer offers a window into how political support can shift, even reluctantly, from one candidate to another.

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