“What I’m seeing and what I’m hearing among young black voters is that Biden was not their first choice, so folks are not excited to vote for him this November,” she said.
Every gaffe makes it harder for Biden to generate that excitement.
Michigan State Rep. Jewell Jones, who at 21 was the youngest elected official ever in Michigan, said that he’s seen a number of Biden’s comments on Black voters, along with his past support for the 1994 Crime Bill that contributed to mass incarceration of Black Americans, pop up on social media and raise questions among his peers.
“Young people are really holding people accountable these days,” he said. “Anything that comes up that they think is questionable, they’ll challenge.”
Jones, who is now 25, said the issue with young Black voters is “not necessarily skepticism about whether or not he’s able to do the job.”
“Young people today want to know, are politicians’ hearts in the right place?” he said.
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