Despite this year’s elections in Virginia being scheduled to take place only in November, former Democratic presidential hopeful and ex-first lady of the United States Hillary Clinton urged her supporters to prepare for the electoral process.
“There are 1,600 offices on the ballot in Virginia's state elections this fall”, Hillary tweeted, asking people to help “recruit great Democratic candidates” via Run for Something, a US political organisation dedicated to recruiting and supporting young candidates running for down-ballot office.
There are 1,600 offices on the ballot in Virginia's state elections this fall. Help @RunForSomething recruit great Democratic candidates by sending this link to friends in the state who should run for office: https://t.co/7EX5l8lBn8— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Her call, however, quickly evoked a barrage of negative responses online, with people criticising both her and the Democratic Party in general.
We came she saw; and Hillary lost🙄🙄🤣🤣🤣🤣2016— Superior Logic (@SicelMngomezulu) 11 февраля 2019 г.
How about You signing up to RUN AWAY!— Danny Green (@Nightdog78) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Love that you keep your face in the Democratic party. It's the best thing that can help Trump and the Republicans.— Dave Walker (@Futzzer) 11 февраля 2019 г.
No brain or experience needed. No need to read, think, or write. This is the epitome of Democrats. Just shove anybody in there. Can Hilly get more stupidity desperate? Yes. Murders in Benghazi and Clinton Drug Cartel foundation. There’s more. Fuel for food in Iraq deal 4 $$$— Gissele (@gisselew) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Some were also quick to remind her about the recent scandal involving current Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and a racist photo from his medical yearbook.
Here’s a few more candidates for Virginia!! Shame on The dems pic.twitter.com/nrFy1zLKz5— Juju Mc Crenshaw (@juliercrenshaw) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Of the 1,600… 65% of the Democrats either wore blackface a few years ago, or sexually assaulted someone. Virginia is for Lovers!— ToddGackIsDutch (@TGackIsDutch) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Those with prior blackface experience need not apply.— John Erik Fraker (@JohnErikFraker) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Earlier, Hillary was also branded a hypocrite on social media after she urged Northam to resign, with people recalling her support of Northam’s election campaign and her relationship with Robert Byrd, a former high-ranking member of the Klan.