To win in 2020 Dems battle, crucial, black Christian voters in South Carolina

nearvideo African-American Christian voters-key to 2020 Democrats in South Carolina

2020 Democratic presidential candidates are trying to court religious black voters for the support from the beginning, in front of the Palmetto-state is shared in the primary, but the preferences are.

COLUMBIA, S. C.-According to the Sunday services have been ended way, in the Bible-Christ-Church here in the suburbs of Columbia, Pastor James Mack’s farewell to believers as sen Bernie Sanders, of Vermont, a Democratic presidential candidate, held a neighborhood walk-through blocks away.

“I would like to hear what you have to say and find out, in order to determine whether their values are consistent with my Christian values,” Mack told Fox News, “and I think that is what is my concern now.”

The Democrats running for President in the year 2020 will be tried to court religious black voters like Mack for the support from the very beginning, before the South Carolina primary, but the preferences are split — and cut out in former Vice-President, Joe Biden, commanding.


A recent Fox News survey, from the beginning of July, has increased its support to 41 percent among black voters. In the meantime, Sen. Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg to come up with only 2 and 1 percent, respectively.

To connect with the black voters, the candidates, the Church visited, with the biblical language of the Scriptures and spiritual advisors, as they work to appeal to this power plant voting Block that could decide the nomination.

The municipality of speak to members of Reid Chapel AME Church in Columbia in the pulpit, Warren Scripture invoked to justify it, they run for the White house.

“It is not enough to recognize a good heart, it is not enough that God is, you need to act…God calls on us to feed the hungry, God calls us to loose the thirst, God asks us to clothe the naked….this is how I see it and this is what the Lord said to me,” she said.

The democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren addresses members of the community in Reid Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, in Columbia, S. C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Warren had a volunteer companion with her-Boston Pastor Miniard Culpepper. Asked why they brought Culpepper to South Carolina, Warren replied: “I am very grateful for the help he has given me for many, many years. He understands the role of faith.”

African American voters make up more than 60 percent of Democratic primary voters and candidates try to provide you with energy to turn them out of this cycle.

According to data from the census, the black turnout fell in the year 2016 for the first time in 20 years.

Buttigieg, a wide net is spread, more of those voters in the hope that they get to the polls this time, repeating his often used line when talking to the young Christian millennials in Atlanta, Ga.

“God does not belong to a political party in this country,” he said.

But with Buttigieg, especially in South Carolina, at the intersection of race and religion a hurdle for some of its want to remain fond of the Fans.

“I think that he needs to fix his Church, I think he really needs to go home, I mean, it’s not Super, he’s running for President, but I think he needs to go home and mend the community and brings people together,” said Netanyia Samuel, a 45-year-old member of the congregation at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hartsville, S. C.

Samuel was referring to the death of an African-American man, Eric, Logan, 54, who was shot a South Bend police officer earlier this summer.

But the campaigns are not only of the speech, you have to go all the way to achieving the recruitment of staff to the believers.


Sen. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Buttigieg have both hired a faith outreach coordinator. Sr., Kamala Harris of California, said the state, the democratic Convention of quantity in June that, “We only helicopters can….We have the support of the people, to do the on the ground, the community and the work of knowledge, every day.”

You keep planning a phone bank in Anderson County in the next week. Biden is also hosting a local event with Democrats in the state around the same time.

But Mack warns against unauthentic drop-ins to the state.

“You come into our community,” he said, “speak to us, identify yourself with the things that we are concerned, and hopefully you can learn our ways, our culture, and then we can be better from this perspective.”

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