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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 07:40 PM

Fearing a Trump presidency, they traveled from Europe to help Clinton's campaign

Thirty politically passionate millennials from the Netherlands who came to Philadelphia to help get out the vote for Hillary Clinton spent Saturday knocking on doors with like-minded canvassers.

Peter Black from Groningen said all the Dutch visitors are members of the Route 66 Association, a "liberal, progressive, Democratic" group of 25- to 33-year-old professionals from the Netherlands' D66 Party.

"We came partly out of curiosity about this election," Black said.

And they came partly out of fear of a Donald Trump victory, said Talitha Stam of Rotterdam. "If Hillary Clinton doesn't win, we are scared of the other option. He is dangerous, not just for America, but for our country and other countries as well."

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/20161106_Fearing_a_Trump_presidency__they_traveled_from_Europe_to_help_Clinton_s_campaign.html

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Reply Fearing a Trump presidency, they traveled from Europe to help Clinton's campaign (Original post)
bucolic_frolic Nov 2016 OP
manicraven Nov 2016 #2
tallahasseedem Nov 2016 #3
ffr Nov 2016 #4
JPbelgium Nov 2016 #5
bucolic_frolic Nov 2016 #9
Kittycow Nov 2016 #10
onetexan Nov 2016 #6
Silver Gaia Nov 2016 #7
NastyWomen Nov 2016 #8

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 07:47 PM

2. That's awesome!

Love those allies!

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 07:49 PM

4. K&R

We're all in this together. Donald must be stopped and these people get it.

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 07:55 PM

5. may I add a European view on the elections...

Der Spiegel, major German magazine

Drehbuch einer Tragödie : Scenario (or script) for a Tragedy
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/us-presidential-campaign-concludes-in-farce-a-1119830.html



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Response to JPbelgium (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:35 PM

9. Thanks for posting

I think I speak for many or most Democrats when I say we are not
too fond of things that tend to portray the two candidates as
identical, because it's a false equivalency on platform, politics,
personality, and to some degree on tactics, and we do think the email
issue, as was Benghazi, was manufactured by the Republicans to a
very large degree, whereas Trump has dug his own rut with his own
personality, background, and behavior. HRC has not advocated violence
during the election.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Original post)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:04 PM

6. These young people are so inspiring and admirable!

Clearly they are passionate about democracy and freedom, and have such clarity in their understanding that the fate of the world hangs in the balance should such a dangerous demagogue come into such immense power, something many trump supporters don't seem to grasp. I salute these millenials from the Netherlands.

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:07 PM

7. I just shared this story with one of my good friends who is from the Netherlands.

She will love it! We just met with her and some other friends from Great Britain who are beside themselves with worry over this election. They say friends and family from back home are asking them "WTH?" and they don't know what to tell them. They are terrified. I hope I helped some. Showed them Hilary's firewall in the electoral college, which made them feel better, and talked about how well we are doing in early voting. whew...

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Sat Nov 5, 2016, 08:28 PM

8. K/R

 

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