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The diverse coalition that backed Clinton knows it isn’t looking good — and they’re scared

Tens of thousands are expressing their terror on social media.

Things are looking very bad for Hillary Clinton, with her path to victory vanishing as more states are called. And the diverse coalition that supported her is horrified.

Take, for example, this tweet:

As of publishing time, this has been retweeted more than 44,000 times.

You don’t have to stretch your imagination to understand why people are so scared. Trump ran a clearly racist campaign, calling for a ban on an entire religious group and proposing a wall to keep Mexican immigrants — whom Trump called “rapists” — out. Trump faced several sexual assault allegations throughout the campaign, and he repeatedly insulted women. He has promised to overturn nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people in schools. And he supports stop and frisk — an aggressive policing strategy that was deemed unconstitutional in New York City because it was used to target minority Americans.

There is a lot here for minority Americans and women to be afraid of here. And by the looks of the tone on social media, many of them are.

Watch: Fear and loathing at a Trump rally

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