This year’s presidential election is major topic of discussion. There are a myriad of hot button issues that are literally life and death.
The possibility of Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton becoming the next U.S. president is creating an astronomical amount of fear in many American voters. This past Friday (September 30th), Fusion.net published an article online, which profiled a voter who embodies the fear living in those who have a bleak outlook of what a Trump presidency would be.
The voter Fusion profiled in their recent article is a 66-year-old black woman named Jo Pipes. Pipes spoke exclusively with Fusion about her support for Clinton and what she thought a Trump presidency would mean for America.
Pipes was a child when the flames of Jim Crow burned as the law of the land. She believes Trump’s vision for America would set this nation’s racial divide back decades in time.
“I think more white supremacists will join the police force,” Pipes told Fusion. “Our lives will be a bit more miserable because they will feel they can do anything they want with wild abandon,” she continued.
Fusion scientifically analyzed voting data, which backtracked eight years and found that black women in the 64 and older age group have a special amount of voting clout when it comes to deciding how their demographic will predominantly determine the next presidency.
Furthermore, could black women be vastly different when it comes to their political views along age-related lines? This is what Fusion collectively came up with in its analysis of today’s political landscape:
“In what are currently the most competitive states, Nevada, Colorado, and Florida, where the campaigns focus their organizing efforts, one group emerges as among the most powerful voters: black women ages 65-74 living in Nevada. They live in a pivotal swing state, and they turn out to vote at higher than average rates. Based on our model, their vote is likely to be 398% more powerful than that of the average voter nationally.” (Fusion.net)
Fusion’s study also revealed poll data, which showed that the younger black women who supported President Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012 are not backing Clinton with the same consistency.
“In swing states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, black women between 25 and 44 return power scores about a third less than their elder counterparts,” wrote Terrell Jermaine Star, a National Political Correspondent for Fusion.net.
This year’s election has obviously exposed a deep ideological and political divide between younger black women and their elder contemporaries.