Reid Says Clinton Will Win Georgia
Minority leader is also confident Democratic nominee will carry Arizona
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid thinks Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is going to carry Georgia.
Democrats haven’t won the state since Bill Clinton’s first election in 1992.
“The last [re-election] for President Obama, he never stepped foot in Georgia, but yet he lost by about 3 percent. Georgia is Hillary Clinton’s and I’m glad she’s going to be campaigning there.” Reid told reporters in Nevada on Thursday.
Reid also sounded optimistic about Clinton’s chances in deep red Utah, which gave Republican Mitt Romney his biggest margin of victory in the 2012 presidential contest.
“Listen to this, this is unbelievable,” he said. “Utah, you know, they don’t like Donald Trump and he’s their nominee. Now I know that’s far-fetched, but I think they’re going to be sending people up into Utah.”
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Reid was campaigning with Clinton Thursday in Las Vegas. He made the comments about Georgia after being asked about reports that Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting Clinton’s White House bid, was pulling back from Colorado and Virginia.
“I don’t know about Utah, but I am confident she will in Arizona and I’m confident she will in Georgia,” Reid said.
Reid also dismissed remarks from GOP nominee Donald Trump that the election could somehow be rigged in favor of Clinton, the former secretary of State and first lady.
“You look [at] this crowd here. This is a crowd of America that’s listened to her speak. Not the wealthiest people in the world. America is a democracy and Republicans hate it because all these people, like my parents, maybe not well educated, but they love to vote,” Reid said.
The minority leader also accused Republicans of trying to keep people from voting.
“That’s what they’re doing — shortening the time for early voting, changing polling places, making all this photo ID because of voter fraud,” he said.
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