How do black voters view Biden’s handling of the War in Israel?
Category: News & PoliticsVia: robert-in-ohio • 3 weeks ago • 47 comments
By: Damita Menezes
The presence of a third party candidate on the presidential ballot may not be the only thing that President Biden finds troubling.
If large portions of voter blocks that supported him in 2020, just stay home it could be just as damaging to his campaign
Cliff Albright, co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund , warned of a growing dissatisfaction among Black voters with President Joe Biden ‘s handling of the Israel-Hamas war , potentially jeopardizing the strong support he enjoyed in the community during the last election.
Albright highlighted the multifaceted reasons for the discontent within the Black community , citing concerns over the perceived injustice of the war, solidarity with oppressed populations and the financial implications of allocating resources overseas.
The co-founder also emphasized the historical trend of Black and Brown individuals forming a disproportionate percentage of ground troops , deepening the connection between the community and the conflict.
Albright’s comments align with recent reports of Black pastors urging Biden to call for a cease-fire. Even those critical of Biden on the Israel-Palestine issue acknowledge the unfavorable prospect of a Trump reelection, particularly for their predominantly Black and working-class congregations.
The pivotal question emerges: Will frustrated Black voters express their discontent at the ballot box?
Albright suggests that while some are reluctant to switch their allegiance to former President Donald Trump , viable alternatives may be staying home on Election Day or considering third-party candidates such as outspoken war critic Cornel West.
As the war continues, Albright said the risk of voter disillusionment looms large, particularly in key battleground states like Michigan and Georgia.
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