Not Even Voter Suppression Could Keep Black Women From The Polls


"This election demonstrates that if you don't take the black vote for granted and if you speak to the issues and organize - African-Americans will vote", said Lee, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Once again, Black women in America have proven to be both a political force and the moral backbone of America.

This week's special election to fill Alabama's Senate seat was closely watched across the nation - and viewed as a peculiarity in other parts of the world - as politicos have tried to parse some broad meaning from the run-up to Tuesday and the unexpected victory of Democrat Doug Jones in our deep-red state. Jones's win was huge for Democrats, but it also highlighted the power of the black Southern electorate, since exit polls showed a majority of white voters in this election voted for Moore, who holds troubling stances on civil rights issues. Black women can be counted on to vote their socio-economic interests to include rejection of racism and bigotry, the rights of women and young girls, and the overall right to vote.

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First, one of the most important takeaways from this election is the fact that a majority of voters made a decision to vote against what is morally right versus sticking to political parties. "We're not just turning out the vote".

"In this race", he said, "we have not received the final count to include military and provisional ballots".

"Now that everyone is giving us the high five, and patting us on the back and saying "Thank you, Black women, ' for bringing this on home..." We got some fantastic people here. While Barkley is politically Independent, he endorsed Jones due to opponent Roy Moore's allegations of child molestation and sexual assault.

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Given the misdirected spending priorities, Democrats were lucky that many groups in Alabama, especially black organizers (and especially black women), stepped in, picked up the slack and turned out the vote. Former President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden recorded phone calls for Jones.

In this election, the DNC spent 100% of its investment on getting African-Americans and millennials to the polls. Basketball star and native Alabamian Charles Barkley, a Black conservative, campaigned vigorously for him.

To be specific, Doug Jones won 93 percent of the vote among black men and 98 percent of the votes among black women. "I'm pledging $1 million to Black women in Alabama to do startups, that does not mean hair salons and restaurants black women, that means startups", Barkley said.

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