US News and World Report: “Winning the black vote in the Democratic primary is the ballgame.”
At a time when many in the media are obsessed with white working-class Trump supporters in diners in the Midwest (and why is it always at a diner?), US News and World Report reporter David Catanese has done the math and correctly concluded that African American voters will be central to the outcome of the Democratic primary. He writes:
[T]he birthday of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. is shaping up to be a defining one for the lot of Democrats seeking to topple President Donald Trump...it offers a natural window to address racial justice issues and court support from African-Americans, a community that will be pivotal in a batch of southern state primary contests come next year.
[The Black vote is] "not just the ballgame in South Carolina, it's the ballgame in the Democratic Party primary," says Bakari Sellers, a former Democratic state legislator in South Carolina.