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Huge Black Voter Turnout Historical Threat to Whites

Black Voter Turnout Leads to White Backlash Since the end of slavery in the US, increases in Black Voter Turnout have led to a white backlash. Black voter turnout during the Reconstruction era of the 1870s lead to the emergence of large numbers of African American elected officials in the American South. This black political power was viewed as such a threat to white America, that it lead to organized white terror campaigns of murder, lynching, voter intimidation, voter suppression, and a new legal system of American Apartheid or Jim Crow. Black Voter Intimidation, Voter Suppression That Post- Reconstruction initiated backlash was the historical precedent for the voter intimidation and voter suppression being witnessed in the United States in the early 2020s.  It reversed all of the gains of the…
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LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump

More Than a Vote, the collective of athletes headlined by the basketball star LeBron James, on Wednesday will introduce its final political push before Election Day, a rapid response and advertisement operation meant to combat the spread of misinformation among younger Black voters.The initiative, which is a collaboration with the political group Win Black and includes some celebrity partners, will seek to educate younger Black voters on how to spot false political statements spreading on social media. The goal is to provide advice that culminates in young people making a plan to vote — either by absentee ballot or in person.Called “Under Review,” the effort will be featured on Snapchat through Election Day, and will include videos from celebrities and activists like Desus and Mero, Jemele Hill and the athletes…
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Joe Biden “Is No Longer Worthy of the Black Vote”

Donald Trump continued his criticism of Joe Biden on Friday following the former Vice President’s remarks about diversity in the African American community. The President has repeatedly tried to frame Biden’s comments as evidence that he does not deserve votes from Black Americans. He made the claim again on Twitter. “After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” Trump wrote. After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2020 On Thursday, Trump made the same criticism, though his apparent appeal for African American votes has been met with derision, especially considering his recent claims about employment. “Joe Biden this morning, he totally disparaged and insulted the black community. What he said…
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Biden risks alienating young Black voters after race remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's controversial remarks about race this week risk alienating young Black voters who despise President Donald Trump but are not inspired by his Democratic rival.When pressed by Errol Barnett of CBS News on whether he'd taken a cognitive test, Biden responded that the question was akin to asking the Black reporter if he would take a drug test to see if “you're taking cocaine or not? ... Are you a junkie?”In a later interview with National Public Radio's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, Biden seemed to draw distinctions between Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. “Unlike the African American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things,” he told the Latina reporter.He later walked back the comment.Black…
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As Pete Buttigieg Courts Black Voters, His Sexuality Is a Hurdle for Some

A Buttigieg advertising and marketing campaign memo that surfaced final week advised “being homosexual turned into as soon as a barrier” to enhance from some dusky voters in South Carolina. Pete Buttigieg spoke on Saturday to South Carolina voters at a homecoming tailgate event at Allen College, a historically dusky campus in Columbia.Credit...Bryan Cereijo for The Unusual York TimesROCK HILL, S.C. — Addressing a convention of African-American church congregations on this vote-rich metropolis, Pete Buttigieg quoted scripture on Sunday morning and extolled his “Douglass Notion” to fight racial inequities in The USA, undoubtedly one of several attempts this weekend to confront his strikingly low enhance amongst dusky voters.But Mr. Buttigieg furthermore undertook an attractive assignment earlier than the African Methodist Episcopal worshipers. As a homosexual, married man addressing a denomination…
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Stacey Abrams and Power of Black Vote in South

Stacey Abrams Showed Power of African American Vote in South In the 2018 election for Governor of Georgia, Stacey Abrams achieved a historical milestone. Like Jesse Jackson and Barack Obama before her, Stacey Abrams demonstrated the power of the African American vote in deep Southern states. Many within Democratic party circles often acknowledge the role of African American voters as the "base" of the Party; however, within some of those same circles, there has been a reluctance to make the major investments necessary to educate and mobilize infrequent African American voters to vote their numerical strength on a more consistent basis. Conservative White Democrats or African American Base On the contrary, there have been several instances where millions of dollars have been spent chasing so-called moderate to conservative white Democrats…
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Black man arrested on $100K bond for voting, and Texas GOP advances bill making it harder to vote

“The arrest and prosecution of Mr. Rogers should alarm all Texans,” said Andre Segura, legal director of the ACLU of Texas. “He waited in line for over six hours to vote to fulfill what he believed to be his civic duty, and is now locked up on a bail amount that most people could not afford. “He faces potentially decades in jail. Our laws should not intimidate people from voting by increasing the risk of prosecution for, at worst, innocent mistakes. We will continue to fight for justice for Mr. Rogers and will push back against efforts to further restrict voting rights.” The ACLU of Texas and attorney Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube are representing Rogers, who was released from jail after the nonprofit Bail Project posted his bail. “His story is infuriating — and…
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Joe Biden grilled by voter on ‘you ain’t black’ remark at town hall

Joe Biden launched into a nearly incoherent policy rant in response to a question from a young black voter who tossed his infamous “you ain’t black” comment back in his face as he simply asked what the former vice president would do for African Americans if he won. Student Cedric Humphrey from Harrisburg, Pa., who identified as a “progressive Democrat,” appeared visibly unimpressed as the 77-year-old former veep rambled about how the right to vote was a “sacred opportunity” and erroneously claimed that he had reformed the criminal justice system during an ABC News town hall. “What do you have to say to young black voters who see voting for you as further participation in a system that continually fails to protect them?” Humphrey asked Biden. “First of all, as…
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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza Says Joe Biden Is ‘Far Away’ From Changes Democratic Voters Want

As protests against racial injustice spread across the country after Floyd’s death on May 25, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has positioned himself as the candidate who could root out systemic racism in America. But Alicia Garza, co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement and the principal of Black Future Labs, says Biden is still “far away” from the change that Democratic voters want to see.“Frankly, I think [the Biden campaign is] well aware that they are pretty far from the concerns that this movement has put forward—and that is not acceptable,” Garza said during a TIME100 Talks discussion. “We need to push him to be a better candidate if he’s going to be the presumptive nominee.”Garza co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013 in response to the…
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