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Black Voters Pushing Away From Biden Due To Financial Struggles

Have you decided who you’re voting for in November?

As some are forced to work two or more jobs just to make ends meet, Black voters are threatening their support towards other alternatives, like independent candidates. “I have to work two jobs overtime just to even try to cover my rent, which means I have no time to be able to enjoy life, period,” Cleveland, Ohio voter Jennifer Garner said. 

“The only way things are going to get better is if people start talking and just let them know the economy sucks. We need better jobs and more money.”

prices of necessary expenses like groceries, housing and student loan payments. 

Staggering financial woes aren’t the only issues causing a lack of support. Amongst a focus group of 14 participants, one pointed out being disappointed in Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Shaleeya L. from Gastonia, North Carolina, said she was excited to back Biden in prior elections but isn’t sure this time. 

Out of four participants who admitted thinking of voting for a third-party or independent candidate, Shaleeya picked Dr. Cornel West, who recently selected BLM advocate Dr. Melina Abdullah, as his running mate.  But for now, things are up in the air. “For a fact, I’m not voting for Trump. So if I don’t want to vote for Biden either — then my choice is to not vote,” she said. 

“As of now, I have no preference. If we voted today, I probably wouldn’t vote.”

Source: Black Enterprise

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