Pete Buttigieg accused of falsely touting South Carolina black support

Pete Buttigieg accused of falsely touting South Carolina black support
Pete Buttigieg, Al Sharpton (Image: Twitter screen grab)

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Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign is facing criticism after some of the 400 black South Carolinans who it said supported his Douglass Plan for Black America came out to dispute the way their names were published, The Intercept reported on Friday.

Throughout his campaign, and despite soaring to first place in a recent Iowa poll, Buttigieg has struggled to appeal to black voters. An October poll in The Charleston Post and Courier found that the South Bend, Indiana mayor had next to no black voter support in South Carolina, and only four percent support in the state overall.

In late October, amid efforts to win support among the black community, his campaign released an article published in the HBCU Times praising his Douglass Plan, citing an open letter on behalf of … more than 400 Douglass Plan endorsers.

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