The results are in. Despite Joe Biden’s pandering VP pick, black voters aren’t sold on the Democratic ticket.
It’s a humiliating comedown for Kamala Harris, who some say was explicitly picked for her ability to check demographic boxes, after a lackluster primary campaign.
According to Fox analyst Gianno Caldwell, black voters aren’t excited about Kamala and they’re not excited about Joe Biden either.
“For every African American, especially, young African Americans, we point clearly to the 1994 Crime Bill, which was sponsored by Sen. Joe Biden. One which gave $9.7 billion to build private prisons in our country and provided grants and incentivized states to create what we call the three-strike law,” Caldwell told “Fox & Friends.”
“Joe Biden is a part of the problem therefore I don’t understand how anyone could be thinking he could fix the injustices when he was the one who created them,” Caldwell said.
Kamala is an issue
This isn’t the first time someone has suggested that the Kamala pick alienated black voters. PJ Media noted this a couple weeks ago, reporting:
According to a groundbreaking poll from Rasmussen Reports, Biden’s VP pick has given black voters second thoughts about supporting the Democratic ticket in November.
The latest Rasmussen poll found that a third of black likely voters said they are “less likely” to vote for Biden after the Harris pick, while a third said they were “more likely” to do so, and another third either said the VP pick will have no impact or their votes or that they weren’t sure what impact it will have.
…When it comes to Harris, in particular, many black voters may remember her tough-on-crime stance as California’s attorney general. During the 2020 Democratic presidential debates, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) noted that Harris “blocked evidence that would have freed an innocent man from death row until the courts forced her to do so. She kept people in prison beyond their sentences to use them as cheap labor for the State of California.”
The days when Democratic candidates can count on the black vote as a given are over. Joe Biden, like Harris, loved to play the tough-on-crime card earlier in his career, and Black voters aren’t going to let him off the hook for his authorship of bills that disproportionately affected them.
No amount of virtue signaling can save the Biden-Harris ticket from their record, and that’s good news for Donald Trump in November.