Fox host trumpets ‘good news’ in Ohio: ‘White share of the vote is up’ but ‘black share is down’
Fox News host Bill Hemmer called it “good news” that more whites were casting votes in Ohio while “the black share of the vote is down.”
On Tuesday, Hemmer found a silver lining for Republicans in the midst of national polls showing Donald Trump significantly behind Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I’m looking at early voting,” Hemmer told RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer. “You have good news in Ohio, white share of the vote is up 3 points from four years ago, black share of the vote is down 7.”
For his part, Spicer ignored the racial demographics and focused on the GOP’s lead in absentee ballots, which usually show an advantage for Republicans.
“Our people are coming out,” Spicer said.
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast Oct. 25, 2016.