Alabama Young Democrats prepare for election with watch party, supporter calls

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reaches for a smartphone for a selfie with a supporter after a campaign rally, Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, in Waterloo, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Alabama Democrats are having a watch party of their own as the results come in tonight at the B and A Warehouse in downtown Birmingham.

The Democratic party in this state usually consider themselves the underdogs in a traditionally deep red state, but their confidence in making Hillary Clinton the first female president is higher than ever.

Throughout Election Day, the democrats made last-minute phone calls. These calls were not being made to voters here in Alabama, but to key voters in swing states across the country.

CBS42 News spoke with Beth Clayton, president of the Alabama Young Democrats, who said that tonight is going to be one for the record books as this very unique election comes to a close.

“I grew up an Auburn fan too, so it’s kind of the same in a lot of ways, you know? You feel like you’re coming in as the underdog,” Clayton said. “[Hillary] has a record worth standing on, she never had a ‘slam-dunk’ moment in her time in Washington and in her 30 years in public service, but she has a record of standing up for children and standing up for families. That makes me proud to support her because she’s taken everything they’ve thrown at her and I’ll take everything they’ll throw at me.”

The Young Democrat watch party will be start at 7 p.m. as they hope Hillary Clinton becomes Madame President.



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