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Inside Pantsuit Nation, the ‘secret’ Facebook group for Clinton fans
Hillary and former president Bill Clinton greet a crowd after casting their votes at Douglas Grafflin Elementary School in Chappaqua, N.Y., on Tuesday (Melina Mara/The Washington Post)

The idea behind “Pantsuit Nation” was simple: Organize a bunch of Hillary Clinton supporters to wear pantsuits to the polls on Election Day.

But the “secret” Facebook group, which requires an invitation from a member to join, has become something much more significant in its two weeks of existence: a very public counternarrative to the popular assumption that Clinton lacks genuine, passionate supporters outside the campaign machine who are voting for Clinton, instead of just against the other candidate.

When we wrote about the rapid growth and influence of Pantsuit Nation on Monday afternoon, the group had 1.9 million members. As of Tuesday morning, membership was up to 2.5 million.

Read more about Pantsuit Nation at The Intersect.

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