Senior Biden campaign officials are 'becoming increasingly worried' over low turnout among black and latino voters in key states such as Pennsylvania and Florida, according to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter.
Despite record early-vote turnout around the country, there are warning signs for Biden. In Arizona, two-thirds of Latino registered voters have not yet cast a ballot. In Florida, half of Latino and Black registered voters have not yet voted but more than half of White voters have cast ballots, according to data from Catalist, a Democratic data firm. In Pennsylvania, nearly 75% of registered Black voters have not yet voted, the data shows. -Bloomberg
"I would like to see turnout increase – and yes, we need improvement," said Biden super PAC president, Steve Schale in a Tuesday blog post.
According to the report, top campaign leaders are confident that blacks and latinos will show up on election day, however some Biden advisers have expressed concerns about a lack of participation - and are urging the campaign to spend more money to target minority voters in the final stretch.
Perhaps minorities found out that Biden didn't want to raise his children in a racial jungle when he opposed desegregation?
Or that he drafted the 1994 crime bill, which sent tens of thousands of black men to prison for minor crimes, something Biden was proud of as recently as four years ago.
Or that Biden said blacks 'aren't black' if they don't vote for him.
Biden told black people who didn't support him that they were race traitors. Very uniting. Much healing. https://t.co/1kuzHpfIIC— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 30, 2020
Or that his 'guide and mentor' was an 'Exalted Cyclops' in the KKK (who renounced his racist ways when
it became a political liability he saw the light.)
FLASHBACK: 10 years ago today Joe Biden delivered a eulogy for Senate segregationist and former KKK "Exalted Cyclops" leader Robert Byrd.— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) July 2, 2020
He called him a "mentor," a "guide," and a "friend."
Byrd once led a KKK chapter with 150 members. pic.twitter.com/gcOlww8i0q
Or that he equates being poor to being black.
Or that rapper 20 cent endorsed Trump (until his ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler yanked his leash), while Lil' Wayne, Kanye and Ice Cube have thrown their support behind Trump, or at least a new 'platinum plan' intended to help the black community.
Biden campaign spokeswoman Symone Sanders (who mocked a white Trump supporter who was beaten in Chicago, and is apparently OK with all of the above) - says Bloomberg's sources are trippin'.
"No campaign in American history has devoted this level of resources that we have to outreach to voters of color, and we’re deeply proud of it," said Sanders, adding "In community-specific advertising alone, we’ve dedicated tens of millions of dollars to each community, with a total into 9 figures. And we’ve committed tens of millions on in-person GOTV programs unique to communities of color. Earning the support of diverse voters is the beating heart of our operation. We’re also the most diverse general election campaign in American history, including at senior levels, and all of our strategic decisions are driven by our diverse leadership team."
The anonymous advisers, however, fear the Biden campaign has become overconfident - especially after weak turnout among people of color for Hillary Clinton in 2016, and she had hot-sauce on her side.