Tag: Election

Archived: Black Voters Have Plenty to Lose With Trump

By Jesse Jackson Race — always a subtext in American politics — has moved center stage in this year’s presidential campaign. Republican Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton a “bigot.” Clinton responded by using Trump’s words of racial offense against him. History suggests both parties have fallen short on racial…

Archived: Rock the Vote Drives Young Voters to Polls

After 26 years, Rock the Vote continues to emphasize the importance of voting to the nation’s youngest voters. “Rock the Vote can take credit for registering millions of young people to vote over the years, and they’ve been persistent and creative in doing it,” said Barry Burden, a political science…

Archived: Most Voters Blame Trump for Rise in Hatred, One Poll Finds, While Another Confirms His Supporters View Blacks Negatively

Majority of Blacks will “never” vote for Trump, and his supporters think Blacks are “lazy” and “violent.” By Sheryl Estrada A Quinnipiac University poll published Wednesday revealed that 61 percent of American voters feel “the 2016 election has increased the level of hatred and prejudice in the U.S.” Of that…

Archived: U.K.’s Vote a Warning to U.S.

The pandering to older, lower-income, uneducated voters with anti-immigration rhetoric has many parallels with Trump’s GOP campaign. By Sheryl Estrada U.K. Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage’s use of anti-immigration rhetoric and Islamophobia while fanning the fears of white, working-class Britons helped usher in a referendumvote to leave the European…

Archived: Power of the Vote: Prosecutors Handling Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice Cases Lose Seats

By Sheryl Estrada Tuesday’s presidential primary resulted in both Cook County, Illinois, prosecutor Anita Alvarez and Cuyahoga County, Ohio, prosecutor Timothy McGinty losing their seats. Citizens dissatisfied with their handling of police-related deaths of young Black males used their ballots to protest. Laquan McDonald #ByeAnita was trending on Twitter Tuesday…

Archived: Clinton and Sanders Battle for the Black Vote

The first Democratic primary in the South will take place on Feb. 27 in South Carolina, where almost a third of residents are Black. Presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are competing heavily for votes. This primary is a litmus test for how…

Archived: Millennial Latinos Largest Group of Eligible Voters

According to a recent Pew Research Center study, Latino millennials comprise the majority of eligible Latino voters at 44 percent. In addition to being the largest group among its own race, Latino millennials also make up the largest eligible voting block out of all races and generations. But despite potentially…