Hillary Clinton is focused on re-energizing a critical voting bloc in Ohio and Florida to help win the White House: Black folks.

Polls show Clinton and Republican Donald Trump are locked in tight races in Ohio and Florida where turnout among African-Americans and Hispanics could help decide the election.

Clinton needs these two states to reach the 270 electoral votes necessary to become America’s first woman president.

But Democrats are worried that many African-American voters are underwhelmed by Clinton. So the Clinton campaign is rallying the African-American faithful in both states.

“I’m not inspired by Hillary, but I’m voting for her anyway,” said one African-American professional in New York. “I certainly can’t vote for Trump.”

Polls show that while more than 60% of Americans surveyed feel Clinton is dishonest and untrustworthy, she still enjoys overwhelming support from Black voters.

Clinton has received endorsements from African-American congressional leaders, Black educators, unions, lawyers, faith leaders, the NAACP, The National Urban League, and Black mothers who have lost sons to gun violence, including Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was shot and killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman.

Trump, in contrast, reportedly can only count on less than two percent of the Black vote.

“Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership — look at the schools, look at the 58 percent of young African-Americans not working,” Trump said last month during a rally of mostly white supporters. “It is time for change.”

Black folks are not voting for Trump in large numbers, we know that, but Democrats are wondering if African-American voters will turn out in as mass a number as they did for President Obama.

Only time will tell.

But there’s not that same rallying call today like in 2008 and 2012 when Obama was campaigning. And Clinton can’t duplicate the euphoric feeling when Obama was in contention to become the first African-American president.

African-American turnout in Obama’s re-election victory over Mitt Romney in 2012 was the first time since 1968 that Blacks outvoted whites, according to the U.S. Census.

But I don’t feel that same sense of urgency in the Black community today although the Black electorate is key to this presidential race with 38 days left before Election Day.

“Hillary Clinton’s campaign is in panic mode. Full panic mode,” Leslie Wimes, a South Florida-based president of the Democratic African-American Women Caucus, told POLITICO.

And for some reason, despite the fact that Trump blows himself up every day with self-inflicting wounds, Clinton just can’t seem to put him away.

“Obama enjoyed support from 95 percent of Florida’s Black voters in both 2012 and 2008, according to exit polls. Clinton isn’t polling quite that well in a state that has nearly 1.7 million Black votes. An average of the last three Florida polls that provided racial breakdowns shows she’s polling less than 85 percent among African-American voters in Florida, while Trump polls around 5 percent,” according to POLITICO.

Clinton is also mobilizing Black women. Why? Because Black women vote — and they vote in large numbers.

African-American women turned out at a rate of 70 percent in 2012, 4 points higher than white women and 7 points higher than white men, according to the Center for American Progress. And Obama garnered 96 percent of the Black female vote.

Clinton needs support from Black voters — and Black female voters in particular.

I do believe Clinton will win the election and make history when she walks into the Oval Office. But she needs Black voters to help her fight Trump in battleground states like Ohio and Florida.

We’ll know which candidate America will call “President” in less than six weeks.

Let’s hope it’s not the billionaire bigot.

What do you think?

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25 thoughts on “Why Hillary Clinton Needs Your Vote

  1. Kay Hairrell on said:

    This needs to go out….all African-American sites….to show them what she is really about….calling a muslim a sand n___r, and admiring Margaret Sanger who wanted to exterminate the black race, using birth control…the lies need to stop about how she is not a racist and how she is going to do all of this for them….why would you help a race you hate….and of course she hates all middle class races…so really she hates anyone who isn’t in her league…its her and her and her….in that league….wake up people…

  2. Blacks with an education, or at least, an understanding of the economy are ready to Make America Great Again. The rest will do what they are told and suffer as they have the last 8 years.

  3. “Look at how badly things are going under decades of Democratic leadership — look at the schools, look at the 58 percent of young African-Americans not working,” Trump said last month during a rally of mostly white supporters. “It is time for change.”

    Trump is right. We need to stop being SHEEP people. Democrats have enslaved us, and we willingly comply. Think for yourselves, you can do it.

  4. Hillary or Trump has not given me a reason to vote for neither they only talk about b/s in the debates who cares about her e-mails or his locker room talk tell me what policies your going to put place to fix major problems in the U.S damn his taxes and all that other crap.

  5. common on said:

    We have been fooled by Obama twice, he was charismatic a smooth operator that kissed us goodbye and now he has commanded us like were puppets us to vote for Hillary who has for 30 years done nothing but enriched herself her family and high powered big corps, I am going to give Trump a chance, I believe he is sincere, the republicans don’t want him in office because they are going to lose their jobs. At least he is talking about the root of America’s problems which is the career politicians who’s making millions I don’t hear that coming from Hillary because she is all for it.

  6. i find it utterly amazing that the whole establishment has been attacking trump since the beginning of the primaries up until now, and he’s still around, i wonder why?…and the whole
    farce about what he did 11 yrs. ago is just a major distraction from the latest wiki-leaks…keep the sheeple distracted!!!

  7. powerful princess on said:

    If anything blacks in america should banned together AGAINST Hillary Clinton. STAY HOME AND STOP PICKING YOUR OPPRESSORS

  8. powerful princess on said:

    Black media owned,operated and controlled by Zionists jews continues to lead black sheeple to their own slaughter. Politicians are ticks on the black peoples back sucking what little life that is left in them.

  9. common on said:

    I don’t know why we are aghast at Trump’s remark when this whole nation is guilty of the same thing, we sexually promote and exploit men and women to each other all day every day, women has also had these conversions among themselves, but it didn’t hurt anybody are impaired their ability to do their jobs. Lets get over it and vote in a man that will uproot the goons and so called elites of Washington and bring this nation into real change and prosperity it deserves.

  10. common on said:

    Hillary’s remark that “black men are super predators and we must bring them to heel” caused open season of killing of black men across this nation to intensify, for 30 years she has been in our political system and never cared then and she wont care now, I don’t know why we would throw our vote behind this executioner with her old school politics.

  11. Trisha Ann on said:

    There is so much at stake this election. I’m following several news sites and it appears that the Republicans are pushing for Trump to resign his nomination and allow someone else, probably Pence, replace him. They know he can’t win so are now mobilizing to steal this election. It’s beyond me how the Republican leaders are suddenly disturbed by Trump’s history of despicable behavior. It’s now that they know they can’t win, they are making excuses for him to step down.

    Please vote and encourage everyone to vote this election. We can’t let our ancestors and our children down. Please participate in this election!!!

  12. I already know why Clinton *NEEDS* my vote. My question is why does she DESERVE my vote? What is she doing to EARN my vote? I don’t need more reasons to not vote for Trump, but just because I don’t vote for him doesn’t mean I will vote for her. If Hillary Clinton doesn’t give me a reason to support her, then she and Donald can go head to head without me. If Democrats are so worried that Trump might actually become president, they better find a way to make me believe in what they’ll do for Black America. I refuse to sign my name behind anyone who refuses to improve the conditions that Black Americans face in this country. Period.

    • common on said:

      She has done nothing as Trump stated, she’s 30 years to late then and now, she’s is really tired and America don’t have time for this, we need to move forward and not stay stagnant with Hillary’s old school politics.

  13. Katrina on said:

    Why does Hillary need our vote? That’s right. To keep our black vote and to keep those on welfare and in poverty on welfare and in poverty. She will do absolutely nothing for black people. What has she done in the past 30 years? Donald and Hillary are the worse candidates for President. Neither one will do anything for minorities. Hell President Obama barely could and neither one of them will do anything either. VOTE FOR WHO YOU LIKE.

    • how about you lazy racists do something for yourself instead of whining all the time and blaming whitey. black president, black attorney general, affirmative action welfare and you beasts still want more.

  14. woke up blackman on said:

    i wouldn’t vote for that SOULLESS,LYING , DEMONIC, not done NOTHING FOR BLACK AMERICA, DEGENERATE,lifeless SCUM BAG, ESTABLISHMENT DOG SH*T, thief,SCAM ARTIST, ” I KNOW WAYS TIRED”,Deplorable WOMAN FOR NOTHING IN THE WORLD. NO MONEY ,NOTHING can get me to vote for her or the DEMOCRATIC PARTY!!! SCREW HER AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY! I will let you Brain dead, listen to your SLAVE MASTER SAVE YOU, ANTI NAT TURNER NEGROS FOLLOW HER. Go ahead. Follow your master. Make sure when she sick you sick. Make sure you don’t make master mad at you Negros do that

  15. Robert Smith on said:

    Hillary and Harold Martin both committed crimes by mishandling classified information and you’d vote for her?

    One got a free pass and the other was just thrown in jail. Can’t say Trump is a good choice but I won’t be voting for a criminal politician whose husband pulls strings to keep her from being convicted.

    People need to wake up and stop voting for career politicians who are experts at lying and covering things up.

    Voting Trump!

  16. specialt757 on said:

    I rather be tortured for days, laying next to a tall fine black man, needles stuck in my eye, walk through a swarm of bees wearing noting but honey britches, and water boarded for hours than to vote for the orange hitler. America please don’t let your country down.

    • u are a racist pig yourself! you voted for Obama because he’s half black, no other reason and he did nothing for you. now get back to marching with the Nation of Islam and BLM terrorist organization that hates white people!

      • Of course she voted for Obama because it was a “black thing”. Casting her vote based on a comprehensive understanding of the issues and economy is not a luxury her small mind can afford. Real change is coming specialt757, watch out, you just may like it and learn something.

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