Twitter showed the hashtag #DropOutHillary top trending on Wednesday afternoon, with over 265,000 tweets and rising, according to the site.
The top news related to the trending topic was an article titled, “Hacker ‘Guccifer’: I Got Inside Hillary Clinton’s Server.” Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, the man that told the world about Clinton’s private email address, revealed to NBC News that he was also able to gain access to the unsecured server. Clinton’s use of a private email server exposed top secret information and has the FBI investigating use of the non-government-issued email.
Of the barrage of #DropOutHillary messages that hit Twitter, here are just a few:
In a piece titled, “Hillary Clinton Should Concede to Bernie Sanders Before The FBI Reveals Its Findings,” on the Huffington Post’s blog, the case is made for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton to drop out of the presidential race.
Sanders scored an upset win in the Indiana Democratic primary election Tuesday night. The results leave some Sanders supporters with renewed hope for their socialist, populist movement.
The same night as Sanders’s Indiana win, GOP candidate Sen. Ted Cruz dropped out of the race and Ohio Gov. John Kasich followed his lead the next day. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is now the presumptive nominee, while the Democrats have yet to reach that point. Many in the pundit class have expressed surprise at the turn of events that gives Republicans a clear presumptive nominee before the Democrats.
The Republicans started the 2016 election season with seventeen primary candidates for the nomination. That number whittled down to one on Wednesday. The Democrats had four primary candidates for a short time before the race slimmed to two, Sanders and Clinton, who continue to compete.
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