Could have but it should not been remotely close. The Republican party was on the ropes. The primaries we're a joke, the candidate was a joke and the Dems tried shoving that pompous elitist down our throats. Now they are playing the blame game rather than figuring out where they went wrong.
How many elections have you won, tjf? Just trying to figure out where this expert knowledge is coming from.
Evidence in the data strongly suggests it was working class white voters who voted Obama in 2012 and Trump in 2016.
From everything I've read this is true
Even if this were the case (it's probably not), these were only temporary Democrat voters anyway, fed up with Republicans after 2 wars and a global financial collapse in 2008. They just come back to Republican racism after Democrats fix the country the Republicans fuck over. Happened in 2000 as well.