Hillary Clinton Will Win In Mississippi

By: Anne T. Sulton, Ph.D., J.D.
JA Senior International Correspondent

If Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign invests resources, including advertising with African American and other non-white owned news media outlets, she will win a majority of votes cast by Mississippi residents.

Mississippi voters are far more sophisticated than the current Republican Party leadership realizes. They know an empty promise when they see it.

For decades, Mississippi residents have struggled far more than many Americans. Their near top ranking on all “misery index” factors is a poignant reminder of the broken promises made by Republicans to whom they consistently have given their votes. Mississippians are ready for a change.

Vague oral promises of a better future no longer are sufficient. Detailed written plans are required to convince Mississippi’s voters.

Clinton’s campaign focuses on the details. But her success is dependent on voter turnout.

According to the recently released 50-state Washington Post-SurveyMonkey poll, Clinton currently trails by only two points the Republican Party’s nominee in Mississippi. This is within the margin of error, meaning she actually currently could be in the lead.

Given the substantial number of African American and other non-white voters in Mississippi, and the utter failure of the Republican nominee to clearly articulate any policy positions on matters relating to Mississippians’ “misery index” concerns, Clinton’s campaign will win if she can convince voters to cast their ballots on November 8.

Hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent by the Clinton campaign on advertising. Yet, inexplicably few of these dollars have been spent with non-white news media outlets.

Well known is that the non-white vote will be determinative in Mississippi. Also known is that white voters too are an important segment of the audiences of non-white news media outlets.

Clinton will win in Mississippi if she marshals the voter turnout resources of non-white news media outlets.