This news does not bode well for Clinton in places like the swing-state of North Carolina. Black voters have cast 111,000 less ballots than at this very point four years ago, when President Obama ran—and he still lost the state, the Associated Press says.
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With this news, Obama is sending a message to the black population that voting for Hillary would solidify his legacy as the first black president. A Donald Trump win would erase that.
“I need everybody to understand that everything we’ve done is dependent on me being able to pass the baton to somebody who believes in the same things I believe in,” Obama told nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner in an interview broadcast Wednesday.
He even warned that Trump would destroy Michelle’s vegetable garden in the White House.
“You think I’m joking?” Obama asked.
With Obama campaigning in key battleground states, Clinton is hoping to hold strong to the ever dwindling lead she has on Trump. It is very likely that she will win the black vote against Trump, but if he has a surge of white voters in the voting booth—it might not necessarily be enough.
Obama is working hard against this appearing in North Carolina Wednesday after working the trail in Ohio. He is working alongside, Michelle and Bill Clinton to ensure black voters makes their vote count.