Democrat Failing to Excite Key African-American Base in Alabama Race
Newsmax ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cathy Burke
Posted on 11/24/2017 9:25:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones’s surging campaign is in danger of falling short in its must-reach goal of energizing African-American voters, the Washington Post reported.
“As of this day, I would say no,” retired UPS worker Donald Williams told the Post about enthusiasm among black voters. “And this is Doug Jones’s problem. He’s got to get out and get the voters energized.”
Amid a string of sexual misconduct allegations that’ve rocked the campaign of GOP candidate Roy Moore, the Jones camp believes he could pull off an unlikely victory if he can mobilize African-American voters, who make up about a quarter of Alabama’s electorate and tend to vote heavily Democratic.
“Right now, many African Americans do not know there is an election on December 12,” Democratic State Sen. Hank Sanders told the Post.
The Post reported that Democrats working on the race believe Jones must secure more than 90 percent of the black vote while boosting black turnout to 25 to 30 percent — similar to levels that turned out for President Barack Obama….
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Then why didn’t they run a black candidate?
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