Black People Politics : Is The Black Vote Necessary To Win the US Presidency?

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  1. Destee

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    Peace and Blessings Family,

    Over the years I've heard that the Hispanic vote is necessary to win the US Presidency.

    Does the same apply regarding the Black / African American vote?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Destee
     
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    It use ta be necessary. Some folk will say it ain't anymore, but I disagree with that school of thought.

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    Hmmm.... I think it is necessary for the Dems, but not the Rethuglicans.
     
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    You may be right, but we know the Rethuglicans need the brown vote, badly; and with less white men, it wouldn't hurt for them to concentrate on acquiring the Black vote. In fact, their agenda was to increase both the Black and Brown vote, last year.

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    Well, if you are right, that gives me great comfort. Because, it seems like at least Trump, has burned most of his Black and Brown bridges....
     
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    Know this about Trump, the establishment does not want him to be the nominee. It wouldn't surprise me if they entered into a brokered convention, if necessary ... The whole world knows Trump would be a disaster.

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    there will never be another republican president.....
     
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    So, by vote you mean of the citizens who are not a part of the electoral college?

    We can collectively vote but how many African Americans are in the electoral college? These are the votes for presidency and the vote of the citizens are of popularity.

    So what does it take to get my vote, nothing. My vote doesnt pick the president it just announces who I like of the two, popularity contest.
     
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    Yes, she's referring to the popular vote, we know about the 270 electoral votes that determined the outcome. And like you are aware, this can of worms is not discussed enough, because it would tear down American democracy ... Folk were still at the polls voting and in line, both times, even after Mr. Obama had been declared the winner and president, twice ... its a head shaker :facepalm:



    Information on Electoral Colleges ...

    https://destee.com/threads/color-of-the-cross.42995/page-83#post-448096

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    Considering the mess the last Bush left us in, you could be right!
     
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