There are several factors experts believe will determine the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. One of those factors is African American voters.
To see how the African American vote may affect the election The African American Research Collaborative created The American University Black Swing Voter Project. For the project, they surveyed a sample of 1,215 Black respondents from the 2020 electoral battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia. The sample is weighted to the population of Black/African American adults in each state, and by gender, age, and education.
According to data from The New York Times, all six states included in the survey voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton.
The swing voter project consisted of about 20 questions on several overarching topics including vote choice, attitudes toward candidates, motivation to vote, attitudes towards the parties, attitudes toward elected officials and police and the criminal justice system.
Survey respondents were asked how welcoming they feel the Democratic and Republican parties are towards African Americans. The Republican Party was rated as most unwelcoming across all age groups surveyed.
Survey respondents were asked questions related to their attitudes towards specific elected officials. One question asked if the individual felt as though President Trump were racist.
As shown by the chart above, the majority of respondents agree that Trump is racist. Black respondents 60 years of age or older agreed the most with the statement while Black respondents age 18–29 disagreed the most.
According to a recently published Miami Times article, the Miami Dade Democratic party has been working hard to acquire the Black vote.
On Oct. 3 presidential candidate Joe Biden held a campaign rally in Miami visiting several local areas including Little Hati.
President Trump has made three several day-long trips to Florida since Oct. to hold rallies for his campaign.
The African American Research Collaborative asked respondents who they planned to vote for in the 2020 presidential election.
The African American Research Collaborative asked respondents what they felt was the most effective way to bring about change in America. The highest response for Black voters age 60 and up was voting while respondents age 18–29 said to join a protest.
Election day is quickly approaching and thousands across the United States have already made their way to polls for early voting.
According to NBC News, the results from Oct. 29 in Florida put Biden ahead of Trump at 51 percent versus 47 percent.
Due to a high level of registered mail-in ballots, many believe it may take a few extra days possibly even weeks to calculate all of the 2020 electoral votes.