BREAKING: Largest Labor Union In America Makes DRAMATIC Presidential Endorsement (QUOTE)

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The largest labor federation in the country, the AFL-CIO, just gave their endorsement to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for president.

As Mother Jones reports:

‘As Hillary Clinton racked up…endorsements over the course of the Democratic primary contest, the biggest labor federation in the country was conspicuously absent from her list of backers, having decided to remain neutral throughout the Democratic primary…But on Thursday…the AFL-CIO’s board voted to endorse Clinton, in an effort that could help unite the party’s factions and try to win over disaffected blue-collar voters who might be attracted to Donald Trump’s protectionist message.’

US Senator Bernie Sanders received a nod from the AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, in a statement, him saying that Sanders’s “impact on American politics cannot be overstated.”

Sanders won over many of these “disaffected blue-collar voters” during the course of the Democratic primary cycle.

In the West Virginia Democratic primary, for example, Sanders won by a sizable, nearly 50,000 vote margin, over Hillary Clinton, with 51.4 percent of the vote to Clinton’s 35.8 percent.

Why? Sanders gained support in droves from coal workers who were alienated from Clinton’s slightly too idealistic for comfort message. Clinton openly said that she would “destroy the coal industry.” Many of these voters, according to exit polling, said that they would likely support presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in the general election.

Sanders also won under similar circumstances in the Wisconsin and Michigan primaries. Adding to the real issue addressed by this latest endorsement of Clinton, a dramatically large sub-population of Sanders backers have said that they would not vote for Clinton in the general election.

The kinds of voters Sanders mobilized for his cause care little about the structure of the political system, or said structure’s preservation. A brief perusal of online groups for Sanders supporters will likely find many who openly declare that they do not care if Donald Trump is elected president of the United States.

These voters see the misery caused by and not taken seriously by members of the government, and have decided to throw established ways of doing politics effectively out the window. The AFL-CIO addresses a real issue with their endorsement.

As Mother Jones reports:

‘[T]here’s been some speculation that Trump’s appeals to white working-class men might allow the Republican to attract a larger swath of union voters in states like Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.’

Organization president Trumka said in a statement:

‘The activism of working people has already been a major force in this election and is now poised to elect Hillary Clinton and move America forward.’

Still, with the “speculation” and the obvious anti-Clinton anger among brooding low income Sanders supporters, it’s not exactly like Trump is coming anywhere near the White House come results night in November.

Model after model predict that to call Clinton the front runner going into the general election is an understatement at best.

Currently, Clinton sits 11 percent ahead of Trump in the Huffington Post average of national polling.

You can check out the chart of the polling average over time below.

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