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Analyzing impression of Black voter turnout in 2020 normal election – WBAL TV Baltimore

African American voters went to the polls or cast their ballots by mail in record numbers.WBAL-TV 11 News looks at the impact those votes are having on this election.As the counting continues, many of the votes that have made some state races so contentious come from African Americans in those states. Various groups have worked long and hard to get more African Americans to vote. Grassroots and on the ground initiatives encouraged African American voters to cast their ballots despite barriers and the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.“We’ve always shown up to the them (the polls). That’s part of our history in this country that we vote as a block, we vote together we vote because we believe in democracy,” said Karsonya “Kaye” whitehead, of the Karson Institute at Loyola University.Black voters showed up in record numbers in this presidential election. Organizations like Black Girls Vote and the group’s Party at the Mailbox campaign played pivotal roles.Black Girls Vote joined forces with other groups in Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia to encourage people to register to vote, fill out and mail-in ballots or go to polling places.“I think the efforts around voter education, mobilization and registration highlight the critical importance of grassroots organizations, like Black Girls Vote, and the role that we play in truly in engaging and reaching all portions of the American electorate,” said Natasha Murphy, of Black Girls Vote.Tenne Thrower was in Philadelphia supporting Get Out the Vote efforts. She says she is excited to see the process work.“We wanted to make sure everyone knew this was not something to be intimidated by but something to be empowered by,” Thrower said.Stacey Abrams, a former candidate for Georgia governor, organized Fair Fight to combat voter suppression and sees a difference in the number of African Americans voting in battleground states.“We have seen dramatic turnout among communities that typically are not at the top of the mind for candidates, and we have seen them be engaged, be encouraged and we seen them turnout,” Abrams said.“Detroit, 79% Black; Atlanta, 52% Black; Philadelphia, 42% Black; Milwaukee, 39% Black. It’s because there was an organized effort to make sure that in this election, we were excited and that we showed up and that we voted together as a block,” Whitehead said.Black Girls Vote is nonpartisan, its goal is just to get people to vote and encourages people to vote.

African American voters went to the polls or cast their ballots by mail in record numbers.

WBAL-TV 11 News looks at the impact those votes are having on this election.

As the counting continues, many of the votes that have made some state races so contentious come from African Americans in those states. Various groups have worked long and hard to get more African Americans to vote.

Grassroots and on the ground initiatives encouraged African American voters to cast their ballots despite barriers and the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve always shown up to the them (the polls). That’s part of our history in this country that we vote as a block, we vote together we vote because we believe in democracy,” said Karsonya “Kaye” whitehead, of the Karson Institute at Loyola University.

Black voters showed up in record numbers in this presidential election. Organizations like Black Girls Vote and the group’s Party at the Mailbox campaign played pivotal roles.

Black Girls Vote joined forces with other groups in Baltimore, Detroit and Philadelphia to encourage people to register to vote, fill out and mail-in ballots or go to polling places.

“I think the efforts around voter education, mobilization and registration highlight the critical importance of grassroots organizations, like Black Girls Vote, and the role that we play in truly in engaging and reaching all portions of the American electorate,” said Natasha Murphy, of Black Girls Vote.

Tenne Thrower was in Philadelphia supporting Get Out the Vote efforts. She says she is excited to see the process work.

“We wanted to make sure everyone knew this was not something to be intimidated by but something to be empowered by,” Thrower said.

Stacey Abrams, a former candidate for Georgia governor, organized Fair Fight to combat voter suppression and sees a difference in the number of African Americans voting in battleground states.

“We have seen dramatic turnout among communities that typically are not at the top of the mind for candidates, and we have seen them be engaged, be encouraged and we seen them turnout,” Abrams said.

“Detroit, 79% Black; Atlanta, 52% Black; Philadelphia, 42% Black; Milwaukee, 39% Black. It’s because there was an organized effort to make sure that in this election, we were excited and that we showed up and that we voted together as a block,” Whitehead said.

Black Girls Vote is nonpartisan, its goal is just to get people to vote and encourages people to vote.

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