Nevada is not 80% white. Someone tell team Clinton.

Nevada is not 80% white. Someone tell team Clinton.
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I understand the desire of Team Clinton to lower expectations in Nevada after being crushed by Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire. But both Mook and Fallon know that 80 percent figure is ludicrous, and the attempt to make Nevada seem like Iowa and New Hampshire is a spin too far. Jon Ralston

THIS IS just so stupid but what it telegraphs from team Clinton is obvious.

“There’s going to be a narrowing in both places (South Carolina and Nevada) — we’re clear-eyed about that,” Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon told NBC’s Chuck Todd, as reported by BuzzFeed’s Ruby Cramer. “There’s an important Hispanic element to the Democratic caucus in Nevada. But it’s still a state that is 80 percent white voters. You have a caucus-style format, and he’ll have the momentum coming out of New Hampshire presumably, so there’s a lot of reasons he should do well.”

My husband lived in Nevada most of his life, and I met him there. I have no idea where the Clinton campaign got their number but it’s simply wrong.

There is only one reason to push falsehoods on voters.

You’re afraid of the outcome if they know the truth.

The Democratic caucus population was 35 percent minority in 2008, according to exit polls, and is expected to be as high as 40 percent in 2016, according to local Democratic sources. – Jon Ralston