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Redistricting

GOP scrutiny of black districts may deepen after court move

For decades, Democratic Rep. Al Lawson’s Florida district has stretched like a rubber band from Jacksonville to Tallahassee, scooping up as many black voters as possible to comply with requirements that minority communities get grouped together so they can select their own leaders and flex their power in Washington. But the state’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis,

Politics

‘This is proof’: Biden’s win reveals power of Black voters

Power. Respect. Finally. When Eric Sheffield first saw Joe Biden take the lead in the vote count in Georgia, the 52-year-old Black man immediately thought about all the years he spent urging his Black friends and family to vote and all the times he saw his preferred candidate lose. “Over the years, a lot of

Politics

Will Black Men Deliver the Votes for a Trump Victory?

If a stunned America wakes up Wednesday morning to the improbable news that President Trump has won yet another upset victory, two prominent pollsters say the credit could go to an unlikely group of voters: Black men. “If Donald Trump wins this — and I think he will, he will — he will owe this

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Biden works to push Black turnout in campaign’s final days

Joe Biden was spending the final days of the presidential campaign appealing to Black supporters to vote in-person during a pandemic that has disproportionally affected their communities, betting that a strong turnout will boost his chances in states that could decide the election. Biden was in Philadelphia on Sunday, the largest city in what is

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