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There’s a generational divide between Black Democrats. How will that play out at the polls—and at home?
Nationally, the political divide between younger and older Black voters is more vast than the divide between younger and older white ones. According to national polls conducted late this summer, white “likely voters” between the ages of 18 to 29 were more likely to support Biden than those over 65, but the opposite was true of Black voters: Biden had stronger support from older Blacks than from younger ones, with a wider margin separating them compared to their white counterparts.
The candidates vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination will be in Atlanta on Wednesday for the 5th debate, but afterward, many will stick around to try to gain and court Georgia voters.
On the night of the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Lake was in CNN’s studio in Washington, D.C., watching Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, and the rest of the network’s politics team narrate the craziest story in modern American electoral history. For the past 18 months, he’d been working full-time on a book about the election—a book that audaciously (or insanely, depending on your perspective) was designed to be released just a week after the election. Yes, a week.
From her home in Los Angeles, Lucinda Williams chatted with us about how Georgia played a role in the creation of her new record, how the South has changed over the decades, her support for Bernie Sanders, and her newfound fascination with dub remixes.