The Democrat Party has relied on the African-American vote for quite some time. This is a key voter bloc that Democrats continue to depend upon, seeing as though they cannot win elections without it.
The 2020 presidential election has caused certain shifts in the African-American vote, though. For starters, Trump received more votes from black men this year than he did in 2016; amongst black female voters, the president’s support actually doubled.
According to Townhall, black voters are now being advised post-election to reconsider their loyalty and allegiance to the Democrat Party.
The Case for Black Americans to Vote Against Democrats
Following November 3, Robert Johnson, the founder of BET, stated on CNBC that black Americans consistently end up with a “minimal return” after habitually voting for Democrats.
Johnson, who criticized Biden for stating that black Americans “ain’t black” if they’re uncertain about supporting him, didn’t mince any words. The BET founder stated that economic returns, such as job creation, employment opportunities, wealth gap reductions, etc., are simply not being delivered to the African-American community from Democrats.
WATCH: BET Founder Robert Johnson says that Democrat politicians take Black voters for granted.
For Joe Biden to tell an African American that he’s not black, he “must have the attitude that… ‘we own you, we can take you for granted.'" pic.twitter.com/Kc2YKufZaP
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) June 25, 2020
He then proceeded to rip Joe Biden as an uninspiring candidate, stating that this caused some black voters to either vote for President Trump or simply sit the election out altogether.
Johnson’s criticism didn’t stop there, though. The BET founder maintained that Biden lacks a necessary “leadership quotient” and the ability to restore America’s economy while also taking on COVID-19.
Trouble for the Democrat Party?
The increase in black votes for President Trump speaks volumes about notable shifts happening in the voter blocs for the Democrat Party. During multiple times in the 2020 presidential race, Democrats came under fire for their perceived entitled attitudes towards black voters.
Races in the House of Representatives this election cycle also speak to impending trouble for the left. Not only did multiple Democrats lose their seats in the lower chamber, but they all lost to candidates that were either GOP women, minorities, or veterans.
12 Democrat incumbents lost their re-election to the House.
Every one of them lost to a Republican woman, minority, and/or veteran.
The Republican Party is stronger because of our diversity.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 16, 2020
This is something that Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy praised as the strength of the GOP. As elections happen in the future, it appears likely that Democrats will have to work harder for the black vote, rather than merely expecting it by default.
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