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“We don’t win this election, potentially, if we don’t win North Carolina. So I hate to put a little pressure on you, but the fate of the republic rests on your shoulders. The fate of the world is teetering, and you, North Carolina, are going to have to make sure that we push it in the right direction.” –President Barack Obama

Even on Election Day, Hillary Clinton is keeping her foot on the pedal.

It’s the right move.

Hillary for America announced the release of a new online video African-American Voters Can Stop Trump,” an ad that illustrates the stark contrast between Donald Trump’s out of touch perception of the African-American community.

The new video features some of Donald Trump’s most disrespectful and demeaning comments toward African-Americans throughout the course of the campaign. Trump can be heard describing African-American communities as poor, uneducated and unemployed.

“Donald Trump misses so much,” Clinton said recently. “He doesn’t see the success of Black leaders in every field. The vibrancy of Black-owned businesses, or the strength of the Black church. He doesn’t see the excellence of historically Black colleges and universities or the pride of Black parents watching their children thrive. And he certainly doesn’t have any solutions to take on the reality of systemic racism and create more equity and opportunity in communities of color.”

Clinton is appealing to Black voters, particularly African-Americans in North Carolina.

A throng of volunteers descended on North Carolina in recent days because Clinton holds a slim 2-point lead in North Carolina, a crucial swing state.

Jelani Murrain, an African-American lawyer based in Washington, D.C., was one of those volunteers. Murrain said he couldn’t sit at home any longer so he drove four hours to Raleigh, North Carolina two days before Election Day to help Hillary Clinton turn out the vote in a critical state that could decide the presidential election.

“We canvassed in urban areas such as Raleigh and Durham; but I was happiest about our canvassing efforts in more rural areas: people were excited about the Democratic ticket,” said Murrain, 38. “I received the most positive feedback regarding Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign from minorities — African-Americans and Hispanics – and white women.”

Republican Donald Trump needs to win North Carolina to win the White House and the Clinton campaign is hoping Black voters – mostly Democrats – will pack the polls across the Tar Heel state.

The Clinton campaign could have a problem: African-American turnout in North Carolina has declined this year compared to 2012 by 8.7 percent, or around 66,000 votes. The decline is attributed, in large part, to a federal court finding that Republicans in North Carolina used intimidation tactics to keep people of color from voting.

“Something went very wrong for African-Americans voting in North Carolina,” tweeted Michael McDonald, a political science professor at the University of Florida.

In Philadelphia, where Clinton held her last campaign rally before Election Day, thousands came out to historic Independence Hall and waited for hours to see Clinton, Barack and Michelle Obama and Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen. They underscored the importance of the effort and turnout still needed in these critical states.

Today is the last day to make your ballot count. Don’t sit it out. Don’t be complacent. Don’t be trifling.

Just vote.

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15 thoughts on “Black America: We Cannot Afford To Sit Out This Vote

  1. The Truth on said:

    The is why people need to learn the operation of policies. If you have two President and one country has a disaster and the money is Alloct. for Hati for example..The President of Hatihas to be responsible for the Money. The President of Hati receive the Money to supposedly do what is BEST FOR THE PEOPLE. LOOK AT YOUR PRESIDENT I don’t see him having a fit about these issues. He knows the Rules.

  2. Under Clinton there was mass incarceration of blacks but they don’t care. Illegals are taking jobs that those leaving prison can have. It about time blacks stopped giving their vote away to the Dem’s until they can sit and talk with us about issues that affect our communities. Hope she brings jobs back to the US so not only will blacks benefit but poor whites as well.

  3. The Truth on said:

    I was in South Carolina and my friend said they could NOT VOTE EARLY unless you had a reason and you had to write out a letter. You think your Vote don’t count these are the same games they played doing Slavery. Wake up people and BELIEVE how Mr. Trump feel from his heart the word have come out his mouth. Stop thinking his money will help you when it’s your money he took. Workers work and didn’t get paid. Fake Colleges..etc. Stop thinking he will change when he has had several opportunities to do so…He is NOT RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE…

  4. The Truth on said:

    Bill CLINTON did A lot for Blacks and All people. Stop saying she work for 30years Learn your History. The President of the United States is The Highest Position in The World. She couldn’t OVER Ride The President. You been on a job for years and I’m sure you had a lot of ideas and wanted to help do workers..But you could only go so far..because you were NOT THE BOSS.STOP WITH THE FOOLISH…

  5. Evelyn Sims-Lowe on said:

    this morning in Indianapolis( Carmel area) my daughter went to vote. let me tell you alllllll the steps. First it was located in an huge church but the voters were directed in a very small room. There they had several people verifying your ID. Then they gave you a Bubble Ballot and instructed you to fill it out. of course you had to get in the bubble line to get your bubble ballot. there were people in this area talking about who they were voting for. Then and finally you went taken to the ballot machine ( my daughter described it as a fax machine. You had to slide your bubble ballot into it and it stated u have voted. The lines were long. You tell me what going on. E D Sims-Lowe.

  6. Blacks don’t care that clinton did nothing for them. To them Trump is vilified because he’s rich, white, and successful. clinton to them is the “blacker” choice. truly disgusting racists.

  7. North Carolina as well as other states across this nation have input laws that will now suppress OUR VOTES!!!!!—

    When the GOP saw the massive turnout of minorities who voted for Barack H. Obama in 2008, they suddenly decided to change the rules of the game.

    All of a sudden folks needed State issued Photo ID in order to vote.
    So much for Democracy—unqualified people always find a way to CHEAT!!!!!!!!

    People from both sides of the political fence will no doubt come out in droves today to cast their votes.

    No matter-God will have the last word!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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