According to nationwide polling and focus groups, African American voters aren’t as focused on policy proposals or making history by putting a woman in the White House. They’re set on beating Trump out of his current position. https://lat.ms/2WGCgqf
The stated willingness — for now — of many black voters to focus on electability or settle for less than their ideal candidate is one reason Joe Biden has emerged as the early Democratic front-runner. https://lat.ms/2WGCgqf
This points up the challenges facing Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, who are banking on racial pride to help boost them from the congested pack, and women like Elizabeth Warren, who are counting on a measure of feminist solidarity. https://lat.ms/2WMMipx
For Faya Touré, a candidate who shares her views on abolishing the death penalty and paying reparations for slavery would be ideal. But she doubts that a candidate would share such views. https://lat.ms/2WGCgqf
“The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer and the middle class is spiraling down, while all is supposed to be right with the world,” said Materia Gipson, a retired Birmingham schoolteacher. https://lat.ms/2WGCgqf
Kenyan Carter, a college student, says he’s no fan of Joe Biden. But he says he’ll vote for the former Delaware senator if he's the Democratic nominee facing President Trump. https://lat.ms/2WGCgqf
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