November 7, 2016 by The ReadyWriter
While Black clergy in New York, New Jersey and around the country used the last Sunday before Election Day to move “souls to the polls,” Hispanic groups and Hispanic voters are rocking the vote and mobilizing voter turnout ahead of tomorrow’s presidential election.
Early voting data suggest black voter turnout will not be as high in this election contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as it was four years ago, when the country voted to reelect President Obama, the nation’s first African-American President. The momentum is just not that strong, as Obama has stressed his own legacy is on the line in his push for Hilary Clinton.
In the meantime, Hispanics and Latinos across the country are turning out in droves as a vengeance against Donald Trump, therefore they are resounding a message that “It’s time to reject hatred, reject negativity, reject division with a resounding result on Tuesday.”
While the black vote appears to be on a downward swing this election, early tallies suggest a record turnout by Hispanics, who have voted at lower rates than whites and blacks in past elections. But not this year, Hispanics appear to be reacting to Trump’s staunch and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
Those Hispanic Clinton supporters stated: “It would not be a very bright future if Donald Trump was elected,” “I do not believe in the building of a wall between Mexico and the United States. . . . I believe in immigrants’ rights.”
Mayor de Blasio (pictured up top with his wife), stumped for Clinton at five predominantly black churches in Brooklyn yesterday, arguing turnout is crucial, even in a safely Democratic state like New York.
“We have a leader poised to make that change if she has our support and if we give her a mandate — not just in the quote-unquote swing states, but here in New York as well,” he said at the Christian Cultural Center. “Anyone know anyone who may not vote? I’m asking you to change their minds.”
De Blasio said an overwhelming Clinton victory would help the nation “heal” from the havoc caused by Trump’s campaign.