Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone

 

In 2016, there were 156 million non-Hispanic and  70 million racial/ethnic minority eligible voters.

Of those 70 million racial/ethnic eligible voters; 27,338, 283 were black eligible voters (roughly 12,019,000 black men and 15,319,283* black women)

16,400,000 eligible black voters (Men and Women) cast a ballot in Election 2016.

60% (or 9,191,570) black women reported they voted.  And media reports indicated 94% (or 8,640,076) of those black women, who voted, cast a ballot for the Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote.  Today, she’s a private citizen.  Here’s what the election outcome looks like when black people go to the polls or don’t.

2016, 59% black voter turnout – WH Resident 45*

2012, 66.6% black voter turnout – President Barack Obama,

2008, 65% black voter turnout – President Barack Obama

2004, 60% black voter turnout – President George W Bush

When black people get out and vote in the presidential elections or even an off-year gubernatorial election, a Democrat wins the White House/Governor’s mansion.   This is important because more than 2/3 of state legislatures are run by Republicans.  2/3 state legislatures and 2/3 Congress (House/Senate) is all that’s needed to amend the U.S. Constitution.

If you black people don’t get your cousins n’em to the polls:

  • November 7, 2017 (Utah),
  • December 12, 2017 (Alabama),
  • November 6, 2018 (general),

You might as well knock on  Ghana’s door and find out if they still have an open-door policy.

~”Joni Mitchell Never lied”

*2014 US Census