By G. CHRISTOPHER HUNT | January 17, 2022
At least right now, Georgia is a blue state. That is right — the state where the Republican presidential nominee prevailed all but once from 1984 to 2016 was won by President Joe Biden in 2020 by 11,779 votes, or .2%.
The substantial increase in racial and ethnic diversity in Georgia was a major factor in Biden’s victory and in the wins by both Democratic U.S. Senate candidates, according to the Pew Research Center.
Believing that President Biden would hold to his word to strongly advocate on behalf of voting rights for people of color, Black voters turned out in historic numbers to vote for him, Rev. now-Sen. Raphael Warnock and his colleague, Sen. Jon Ossoff.
That was then, when the nation was grappling with a racial reckoning unlike any other that we have seen in modern times. Biden and Trump presented two vastly different ideas of the nation.
That was when Joe Biden was trying to get elected and needed as many votes from Black people as possible. He is on record saying we have “reached an inflection point on issues including fighting voting restrictions.”
To read the entire Op-Ed from Dr. Hunt, please visit the Morning Call website here: Your View by Moravian dean: How Biden can keep his word to Black voters and honor Dr. King’s legacy