Democrats Desperate To Get More Black Voters For Biden

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( – Democratic Rep. James Clyburn (South Carolina) will be traveling to several swing states later in the year to strengthen support for President Joe Biden among Black voters.

The South Carolina Democrat will travel to Arizona, Ohio, Nevada, and Michigan as part of his itinerary to trumpet the President’s achievements.

According to Punchbowl News, which first reported on Clyburn’s tour of the swing states, the Democrat Rep’s schedule is an attempt to drum up support for Biden among Black, Hispanic, and young voters, all crucial demographics to secure a win this year.

In a recent interview with PunchBowl News, Clyburn, who stepped down as the Democrat’s House leader earlier in the year, dismissed polls showing Biden losing support among Black voters, claiming the President doesn’t “have a problem with Black voters.”

Yet, according to a New York Times/Siena College/Philadelphia Inquirer poll released earlier in the week, Biden’s support among Black voters has dropped 24 percentage points from 2020. Now, he only holds 63 percent of support among Black voters, compared to 87 percent in 2020.

Former President Donald Trump also led Biden in five of the six swing states, according to the same poll, achieving a 12-point lead in Nevada and a 10-point lead in Georgia.

However, Clyburn’s actions could suggest Democrats are concerned Biden is losing crucial votes among Black voters.

Last week, the South Carolina Democrat spent time in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, addressing congregants at Black churches and attending local Democrat party events.

At one event, Clyburn said he wanted young people to be “selfish about their vote.” While addressing students at historically Black universities he also emphasized the importance of voting in the upcoming general election.

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