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ON THIS DAY: McCaskill Reads The Vote Count Divvying The Missouri Delegates For Hillary Clinton

By MRA staff|July 26th, 10:10am
ON THIS DAY: McCaskill Reads The Vote Count Divvying The Missouri Delegates For Hillary Clinton

On this day two years ago, Claire McCaskill read the vote count divvying the Missouri delegates for her friend Hillary Clinton at the 2016 Democratic National Convention:

“The great Show Me State, the home of Harry Truman, and the proud alma mater of Tim Kaine, the University of Missouri…a state that while closely decided our primary now is united in our determination to change this country. We proudly cast 35 voted for Bernie Sanders and 49 votes–including the youngest Hillary delegate, 17 year old Rachel Gonzalez–for the first woman president in the United States of America, Hillary Clinton.”

Clinton won the 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary in Missouri earlier that year by only 1,574 votes (0.2%) over Bernie Sanders thanks in to the help of Claire McCaskill, one of the first U.S. Senators to endorse the Clinton campaign. McCaskill was a prominent, vocal surrogate for Clinton, and McCaskill even defended Clinton after her comments  that characterized the large portion of Missourians that supported President Trump as “deplorables.”