Long sure of the black vote, many Democrats worry that Joe Biden doesn’t have that support among young black voters.
Black Lives Matter commissioned focus groups consisting of young black voters in swing states to find out why those voters haven’t been excited to vote since Barack Obama left office.
Recent protests have not resulted in young black men and women becoming more committed to voting. This is especially true for Biden, who they see as a part of a system they don’t trust.
Brandon Snyder, the executive director of the grassroots organization Detroit Action observed, “This is a moment where people are disillusioned in institutions … I’m worried that a lot of our first-time voters and a lot of them are young voters, are going … to completely opt out of the system.”
According to the data firm Catalist, “Democratic margins among African Americans dropped 3 percentage points from 2016 to 2018. While claiming that drop does not concern the DNC, one Democratic pollster said the leadership should worry more about those who are ambivalent about Biden and less about Trump winning over black men.
Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher said the recent protests were an “opportunity to reconnect and reengage this cynical and disillusioned segment of the electorate.” However, he warns the party is not reaching young black men.
Watch the video as Jimmy Dore reveals why Joe Biden shouldn’t count on blacks coming out to vote for him on Election Day.