Post-Trump Republicans and the black vote

Post-Trump Republicans and the black vote

[Ed. – Are blacks waking up to the reality that they are pawns under Democratic rule?]

Republican strategists have long sought to improve the party’s performance with minority voters in presidential elections. Much of their attention has focused on the Hispanic vote — after Mitt Romney‘s loss in 2012, top GOP officials engaged in a long self-examination (known as “The Autopsy”) in which they predicted dire consequences for the party if it failed to appeal to the growing number of Hispanic voters.

Republicans paid less attention to the African-American vote, perhaps because it seemed so completely out of reach. It certainly was in the Obama years. In 2008, candidate Barack Obama won 95 percent of the black vote to John McCain’s four percent. In 2012, President Barack Obama won 93 percent of the black vote to Mitt Romney’s six percent.

Then, in 2016, candidate Donald Trump did a bit better with black voters. …

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