Professor Smith: Black Voters Power Hillary Clinton to Victory

Friday, March 04, 2016
AFRO -- Black voters across southern states played a pivotal role in Clinton’s victories — and Sanders’ losses — on Super Tuesday. “The states Mr. Sanders won are disproportionately White, and the states Mrs. Clinton have won are disproportionately Black,” said Robert Smith, political analyst, San Francisco State University. “We’ve been seeing since the first contests that Mrs. Clinton has relied heavily on African-American voters while Sanders had relied on Whites. That’s what will propel her to the nomination — her overwhelming support from African-American voters.”