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Unburdened by What Has Been: The Case for Kamala

We have one goal: defeat Trump. Like it or not, 
we have one realistic path: Kamala.

Why this Memo?

We are currently losing. We need to do something different to win.
The popular discourse is not a realistic reflection of our options.
We need a clear-eyed analysis of what is possible.
Like it or not, there’s one realistic path out of this mess: Kamala.

If Biden Steps Back, Kamala is the Only Realistic Option

As Biden’s twice-designated successor, Kamala is the only candidate who could be anointed before the convention with any democratic legitimacy.
The non-Kamala path: an extended period of chaos and bad headlines culminating in an untested candidate.

If Kamala is Our Nominee, She Can Win

Kamala’s political deficits are real but addressable.
Kamala’s strengths are real and growing.
Kamala has advantages with the younger/POC voters we’re bleeding.
Kamala can capably focus public attention on abortion, democracy, and MAGA extremism.
Kamala has been vetted and scrutinized; other candidates have not.
Kamala has an extra month and massive structural advantages.
Fear of racism/sexism is playing an outsized role not supported by the data.

The Kamala Scenario vs the Chaos Scenario

Narrative descriptions of these two scenarios
Post-Script: If Biden Stays the Course, We Need Kamala to Be Strong
Whether you want Biden to drop or not, we need to boost Kamala
What You Should Do With This
Push the administration to stop sidelining Kamala.
Promote Kamala as a leader of the party and the country.
Be prepared to align with political and financial support.
Debate over—and ultimately organize around—a new running mate.

Why This Memo?

We are currently losing. We need to do something different to win.

This memo is written with the premise that the number one most important priority above all others is defeating Donald Trump. There is nothing—nothing—more important. And we need to be very real that we are currently losing.

The debate was President Biden’s chance to disrupt the narrative that he’s too old and reset the terms of the race. This failed miserably. It validated years of rightwing attacks on Biden and made clear he is incapable of prosecuting the case. His debate performance, the campaign’s defensive response, and the total lack of plan to reassure his base and the voters about his capability should shake everyone’s confidence that he can win this election. Failure will have devastating results for our democracy.

We now have three possible options: President Biden can take the necessary steps to demonstrate that he’s up to the job, he can step aside for another candidate, or Trump will win.

The popular discourse is not a realistic reflection of our options.

The discourse about potential alternate candidates in the event Biden steps down is increasingly detached from reality. Donors, pundits, and Democratic elites are freely slinging around wild ideas about dream tickets. This chaos is used as a shield by “stay the course” advocates who frame the choice as Biden or chaos. The swirl over different possible candidates is obscuring the fact that there is a single, clear path forward.

There’s one path out of this mess, and it’s Kamala.

Kamala Harris has the strongest claim to democratic legitimacy. She is the only candidate who can take the reins right now, instead of in late August with less than three months left to go. She has significant and widely underplayed electoral advantages. She can win.

To be clear: this isn’t an argument about deservedness, or about why you personally should love Kamala. This is about strategy and winning in the face of unimaginable electoral stakes. The anti-Trump coalition cannot afford to discount the strengths of the nominated Democratic running mate and current vice president. She’s not the best option - she’s the only realistic option to win.  

Who is This For and Where Did it Come From?

This memo is intended for Democratic party stakeholders - activists, donors, elected, commentators, etc... - who are concerned about our current trajectory but unclear about what should happen or what to do. Ultimately only Joe Biden has the power to drop out and to choose to head off chaos by anointing Harris, but he listens to people, and they listen to people, and you might know those people. If so, and if you find this convincing, you should make this case.

The authors of this memo are senior operatives within Democratic political institutions that will not be taking a position regarding this crisis. We have no professional or personal ties to Harris. We simply want to defeat Trump. We are writing this in our personal capacities because we believe that we need to cut through the chaos, identify which options are realistic and which are fantasies, and advocate for the only real path forward. The stakes are too high to do anything else.

If Biden Steps Back, Kamala is the Only Realistic Option

If President Biden drops out, the choice is clear for Democrats. We can unite behind his elected successor immediately, or we can invite an extended period of chaos and an open battle for the top-of-the-ticket.

Kamala is the only candidate with any claim to democratic legitimacy.

It’s worth stating the obvious: Kamala Harris is the only potential successor who has been nominated and won as part of a national ticket. As Vice President she has spent the last four years one heartbeat from the Oval Office. Voters reaffirmed their support for Joe Biden in the 2024 primary knowing that Harris would be his successor in the event that he is unable to complete his duties. And while polls obviously have significant limitations given the name recognition disparities, she currently wins any poll of alternate Democratic candidates by a wide margin.

In an alternate timeline where Biden declined to run for reelection, an open primary would be welcome and appropriate. That is not the world we live in. Democratic voters in every state have already cast their primary ballots, and they voted for Joe Biden with the full knowledge that Kamala Harris is his running mate. Democratic voters who pulled the lever for Biden in the primary did not scrutinize the politics, identities, or affiliations of their Biden delegates, and they have in no meaningful way consented to delegates making a different choice. At this point in the nomination process, Kamala would be the closest thing we have to a democratic selection were President Biden to withdraw. A move to entrust that nomination not to those voters, but to convention delegates, would be enormously high-risk.

The non-Harris path: an extended period of chaos and bad headlines culminating in an untested, undemocratically selected candidate.
A brokered convention leading to the ideal “strongest” candidate is a popular fantasy right now. It’s crucial that all party stakeholders are clear-eyed about how disastrous this scenario would be.

Remember the context: Kamala is the democratically elected Vice President (in addition to being the first Black woman VP). She has served as a loyal governing partner, with zero hint of scandal or misbehavior. In a head-to-head matchup with Donald Trump, she polls comparably with every other candidate being contemplated. You do not have to love Harris to recognize that there is simply no viable public justification for casting her aside.

Choosing anyone other than the VP delays the selection of our nominee by two months, throws our campaign infrastructure into disarray, and ensures that media attention remains heavily focused on Democratic bickering over the divisions within our coalition instead of Donald Trump and his MAGA agenda. We would then head into a high-stakes, high-uncertainty convention, at which point we would skip over our democratically elected first Black woman VP for a (likely) white candidate who has no comparable national profile, no claim to democratic legitimacy, and has never been tested on the national stage. This candidate would then have less than three months to heal the party’s rifts, somehow mend ties with Black voters, and stand up a full national campaign to beat Trump.

Well-meaning brokered convention supporters focus their argument on the strengths of other candidates, but they need to contend with the harsh reality of what would be necessary to win the nomination. This is a recipe for disaster.

If Kamala is Our Nominee, She Can Win

Kamala’s deficits are real but addressable.

Let’s not kid ourselves—the Vice President has real political weaknesses. Her approval rating is underwater, and has been since 2021. She’s been closely associated with some of the biggest political headaches of the administration, namely immigration. She’s had her fair share of gaffes. And after years of a relatively low public profile, voters don’t see her as a strong leader for the country. These are vulnerabilities that should not be taken lightly, but they also present clear opportunities for growth with the electorate.

It’s not unusual for Vice Presidents to be perceived as lacking in leadership - in fact, it’s almost inherent to the job, which requires operating in a subordinate role and taking care not to diverge from the administration line. Running as a Presidential candidate will allow Harris to present herself in a more commanding light. She’ll be a prosecutor going up against a convicted felon; a woman fighting against the man who ended Roe v. Wade. The headlines write themselves. Picking high-profile, strategic fights with the Trump campaign will both help define Trump and help define Harris as a leader and fighter.

Kamala’s strengths are real and can grow.

An extensive Morning Consult-Politico poll on the vice president from June reflects a number of advantages she would have over Trump in a head-to-head match up based on his greatest vulnerabilities:

The swirl over Kamala’s approval ratings has largely ignored the fact that public opinion is already moving towards Harris over Biden. In a recent post-debate poll from Data for Progress, 43% of voters indicated Harris was fit to run the country compared to Biden’s 35%. Harris also outpolled Biden on “strength”—although both the president and vice president fall short of Trump’s numbers.

In their head-to-head match-ups against Trump, Biden and Harris both scored an identical 45% to Trump’s 48%, while every other prominent Democrat came in slightly below those numbers.

To read more....
Unburdened by What Has Been:          The Case for Kamala
Excepts of the Memo 
"The authors of this memo are senior operatives within Democratic political institutions that will not be taking a position regarding this crisis. We have no professional or personal ties to Harris. We simply want to defeat Trump. We are writing this in our personal capacities because we believe that we need to cut through the chaos, identify which options are realistic and which are fantasies, and advocate for the only real path forward. The stakes are too high to do anything else."

July 3, 2024
​The Vesey Republic: Editor's Note

Unburdened by What Has Been: The Case for Kamala is a succession plan drafted by anonymous Democrat Party activists to position Vice-President Harris as the Democrat's presidential nominee should Joe Biden's anemic campaign collapse.  

​Unburdened surfaced shortly before reports 'leaked' out that Biden's closest aides were gaming scenarios to assess if Kamala Harris has a path to defeat Trump. If she does, Biden would supposedly step aside. The not-so-secret tabletop exercise acquired the sobriquet of The Survey.   

​​Although Unburdened and The Survey emanate from different quarters of the embattled Biden-Harris 2024 project, their strategic designs converge at the same destination: a grand bargain struck between Joe Biden and Black Democrat Party elites.  

This is another maneuver for Biden to deflect attention from his flagging candidacy while running out the clock against would-be presidential challengers at the Democrat National Convention.  

​For Black Democrat Party elites and the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) the 'Kamala Surge' to replace Biden as the party's nominee feels like a CIA cover story. Black Dem Elites and the CBC have been Biden's staunchest enablers and apologists. 

Now that his candidacy is disintegrating, they are circling the wagons around Kamala and insinuating a white Democrat cabal is preparing to block Harris from her rightful claim to the nomination.

In truth Black Dem elites and the CBC could have easily moved Biden out after the 2022 midterms and voted as a bloc to give Harris the nomination. They didn't do it. Why? 

Black strategist and MSNBC contributor Basil Smikle is a leading proponent of the Harris rightful succession effort. Neither Smikle nor Cornel Belcher, the Brilliant Corners Black pollster who parrots the same line 'rightful succession' line has provided substantive battleground state analysis to demonstrate how a Harris candidacy gets Democrats to 270 electoral college votes. 

The rightful succession narrative asserts that angry Black voters will stay at home if Harris is "stepped over," for another candidate. In other words, Gretchen Whitmer. 

In this paper New Black Nationalists explore the Biden and Black Dem elites' grand bargain. We propose a strategy that holds the most promise to capture 270 electoral college votes. 

We ask a question nobody wants to discuss: Would the Black Commons support a ticket without a Black presidential or vice-Presidential candidate if it offered the best opportunity to beat Trump?  

The Demographics is Destiny strategy is an optimal high-Democrat turnout model for five critical states. It also takes into account that Trump is on a roll, and Democrats need to match the emotional and excitement advantage Republicans now enjoy. 

The July 13 assassination attempt on Trump in Butler, Pennsylvania put more wind in his sails as an indestructible force. It will also keep the Biden administration on its back foot to explain how a kid scaled a building overlooking the stage to get a clean line of sight with Trump in his crosshairs.    

To win the Oval Office, Democrats have need maximum turnout model to change the current state of play. That implies a radical change.        

The Grand Bargain

​​In exchange for Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members and Black Democrat Party elites not publicly calling for Biden to step down, Fighting Joe has promised to throw his political machine and campaign war chest behind Harris if he steps down as the nominee.  

Frontline Black Democrat elites who entered the blood pact with Biden include such luminaries as former president Barak Obama, Rep. James Cut the Deal Clyburn (SC), House Minority Leader Hakim Jeffries (NY), National Democrat Party Chair Jamie Harrison, and outgoing Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Rep. Steven Horsford (NV).

​As of July 16, nine-teen Democrat Congressional members have called for Biden to step aside. Twenty-four former Democrat lawmakers sent Biden a letter last week demanding that he release his delegates and allow an open convention. Internal dissent within the Congressional Hispanic Caucus spilled into the public domain after the group endorsed Biden. Congressman Raul Grijalva (TX) and former Congressman Julian Castro have called for Biden's exit from the race. 

Despite the growing wave of defections coursing through the Democrats' ranks, not one of the sixty Congressional Black Caucus members has asked Biden to step aside. ​

How could this be a coincidence when 72% of voters CBS polled after Biden's disastrous debate believe Biden lacks the mental and cognitive acumen to serve as president? Or are the Vibranium Wall CBC members erected around New Wakanda impervious to reality? 

​New Black Nationalists (NBN) aren't critical of Black Democrat leaders for taking a unified position. We condemn their refusal to wield the power of Democrat's dominant Black voting bloc and control of the party's highest elective and organizational offices to push Biden out of the primaries after the 2022 midterm elections.  

​New Black Nationalists asserted Biden's 2020 presidential win was a referendum on Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic that visited mass death and economic chaos on the multitudes.

Similarly, we posited the Red Wave's failure to make landfall in the 2022 midterms was provoked by the massive backlash to the Supreme Court Dobbs decision in June. Women punished Republicans at the ballot box

But instead of accepting their good fortunes with the caveat that Joe Biden came with a shelf life, Black Democrat elites extended his expiration date stamp and began fabricating myths. 

Biden, they said, defied the laws of political gravity as the only president that didn't get shellacked during the 2022 midterm elections. They suggested America embraced Biden as its doting grandpa who nursed a proto-fascist traumatized public back to normalcy with his Irish storytelling and folksy ways. 

Black Democrat elites became Biden's uncritical enablers and political supplicants. With Trump being buffeted by potential criminal indictments and Ron DeSantis surging in the polls, Black Dem elites surmised Trump was toast and Biden was locked in for 2024. 

In doing so, they imperiled the Black Commons' future by saddling them with an arrogant octogenarian who is now losing in every battleground state in the country.  

The Art of Making Excuses

Despite post-2022 midterm polls showing Biden's age was a concern among the electorate, Black Dems ignored the blinking red lights and started freelancing on the midnight shift. 

In early 2023 they dismissed Biden anemic poll numbers by saying polls conducted 20 months before the elections don't mean anything. 

In the fall of 2023, Democrat spokesmen said Biden's virtual tie with Trump in the polls was due to Democrats and Biden not marketing his accomplishments. Joe needed to get out in the hustings with shovel in hand to break ground for new infrastructure projects and ribbon cutting ceremonies at bridge restoration sites.

When Trump edged ahead of Biden in the polls in early 2024, Biden's mouthpieces said the voters weren't focused on the elections yet. Once the August convention was over and Labor Dary rolled around, the voters would be paying attention and wise up to the existential threat Trump posed to America.    

The came Biden's halting performance at the June 27, 2024, debate. Team Biden went from saying he had one bad night for 90 minutes to suggesting he was jet lagged from foreign travel. 

Biden's confessed he is getting old and needed to go to bed earlier, but as the party nominee he is in it to win it. Only "the Lord Almighty” could change his mind. 

A few 'Hail Marys' later, Biden surrogates moved to shut down the debate. It was time to stop questioning Biden's fitness and fantasizing about other candidates. Those calling on Biden to withdraw were even accused of doing Trump's bidding.  

The 'Kamala Predicament'

Unable to break the resistance of party members seeking an alternative to Biden, Black Dem elites circled their wagons around Kamala Harris. Their fallback position as articulated by Basil Smikle, was part compromise and part threat. 

The former Executive Director of the New York State Democrat Party Chairman set the tone on MSNBC set the tone on MSNBC with this ultimatum. 

"The reality is if you’re even going to have a conversation about who’s next. If Kamala Harris, the sitting vice president, is not the first and last name out of your mouth, then tell me how you’re going to get Black voters to engage when you change the rules to accommodate somebody other than her? "  

Instead of making a serious argument about why Harris is the best candidate, Smikle prattled on about those 'persons who would step over' a Black woman vice-president who is next in line. That sounds like a dare to us. 

Rather than provide analysis of how Harris would play in the battleground states, and how her vice-presidential pick can add value and votes to a national ticket, Smikle talked about convention rule changes that don't exist. 

We get it. Gretchen Whitmer would carry Michigan. Josh Shapiro would carry Pennsylvania. What state does Kamala guarantee? Democrats will win her home state of California irrespective of who leads the national ticket.     

Smikle cynically raised the specter of racial division and chaos at an open Chicago National Democrat Party convention.     

We can only ask Mr. Smikle who is the current Democrat House Minority Leader? Who is the DNC Chairman? Who is the most popular Democrat in the country bar none? The last time we checked it was Michele Obama. And who is she married to? Is that not former President Barack Obama.  

Is Mr. Smikle suggesting this group of Black Democrat leaders can't organize a team to run an orderly national convention? What's the issue? Could they not handle Governors Newsome's and Whitmer's supporters? Or are they afraid Hispanic Democrats might want the Vice-Presidential nomination?

You do remember the Hispanic community, don't you Mr. Smikle--the largest non-white demographic group in America. If Trump had picked Marco Rubio as his running mate, Arizona and Nevada would have been extremely difficult to win. Instead, Trump picked J.D. Vance to help him make the case in the strategic Midwest corridor.   

New Black Nationalists would also ask Mr. Smikle or Brilliant Corners pollster Cornell Belcher to clarify exactly how Vice-President Harris could be 'stepped over.' 

The convention rules are clear: seated delegates are not bound to vote for anyone, including Biden if he is still in the race. If Biden steps down Harris can announce her candidacy and make the argument for her nomination. She already has the inside track.   

But that isn't good enough. What Smikle seeks is a coronation by intimidating non-black Democrats with taking an anti-Black position.   

These heavy-handed tactics like those Biden used during the Democrat primaries to clear the field of competitors is what will engender chaos, ill will, and disunity. It's not only wrong: it's boring. Genuine excitement and passionate debate aren't chaos nor a middle-school food fight. Let the people have their say and cast their ballots.      

Since the November mid-term elections, New Black Nationalists have been issuing statements and analyses arguing Joe Biden is a deeply flawed high-risk candidate whose campaign would collapse before the August 2024 Democrat National Convention.  

In December 2022, we encouraged grassroots Black Democrats to launch a draft movement to identify a national ticket to replace Joe Biden. We said then that the CBC and Black Democrat operatives didn't have the spine for this fight. But we never imagined they would be this feckless. 

New Black Nationalists drafted Demographics is Destiny to present a roadmap to grassroots Black Democrats to capture 270 electoral college votes. We also developed a strategy for an alternative national ticket to win a brokered convention in Chicago. Increasingly, it looks like an open convention may be on the horizon.  

In deference to Vice-President Kamala Harris being on the ticket, we developed two alternative models with a white presidential candidate and a Hispanic vice-presidential candidate. The first model paired former Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan as the presidential nominee and Rep. Nanette Barragan (CA), the new Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as the Vice-Presidential nominee.  

When it was clear Ryan wouldn't run after leaving the House in 2022, we developed a second model with Gretchen Whitmer as the presidential nominee and Xavier Becerra, the current Secretary of Health and Human Services as the vice-presidential nominee. 

The Demographics is Destiny strategy focused on winning Arizona and Nevada and the Midwest swing states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania by expanding the women's, Hispanic, and youth vote to offset a drop-off in the Black vote. 

NBN's model also projected Georgia going to Trump and Virginia being a 50--50 tossup state.      

Despite failing to develop a contingency plan two years ago for a Biden political collapse or disqualifying health event Black Democrat elites and grassroots activists still have one outside chance to stop Trump. Time is of the essences as mail-in ballots will start streaming into election centers in eighty days. 

November 2024 Predictive Election Models   

No 1. The Biden-Harris National Ticket Survives 

When evaluating the current state of play in mid-July 2024, New Black Nationalists' predictive model projection from December 2022 has not changed.  

We believe a Biden-Harris ticket cannot defeat Trump. Donald Trump has done everything possible that would normally be disqualifying in a presidential campaign. Yet, in all the battleground states his lead is slightly north of the margin of error. There is literally no mistake or nefarious act he can commit that will significantly diminish his base level of support. 

NBN projects a Democrat decline in voter turnout among Black, Hispanic and Youth voters in this model that is not offset by a slight increase in the women's vote from 2020.  

That was before the July 13, 2024, assassination attempt on his life in Butler, Pennsylvania that we believe will increase his level of support on the margins. Butler is the proverbial October Suprise in July that may also be the game changing events that allows Republicans to win the Senate and the House if Biden leads the Democrat ticket in November. 

No 2. Biden Withdraws and Harris wins Nomination

If Biden exits the race before the end of August, and Vice President Harris wins a fair but contested open convention that doesn't alienate different too many constituencies, NBN projects she would still fall short of defeating Trump. 

To win the Oval Office outright Harris would need 

--A massive turnout of women voting for abortion rights. --A 2008-level Obama Black vote turnout margin. 
--A Hispanic turnout level equal to or exceeding                 Democrats 2020 share.

In our view that is a big ask: too big for a late starting campaign.    

However, Democrats could hold the House of Representative if she runs a good campaign, performs well, and selects the right vice-presidential nominee. 

Honestly, we are amused at the lists of possible white running mates for Harris.  Leaving aside Gov. J.B. Pritzker (IL) and Pete Buttigieg, Gov. Andy Beshear can't deliver Kentucky nor can Gov. Roy Cooper pull North Carolina into the Democratic column. They are not charismatic, nor do they have the hardball wiring to attack Trump with brio and punching power. Both would struggle to connect with Hispanic and Black communities' writ large.       

 ​If the Midwest is central theatre of the 2024 election wars you need somebody from the region. There is only one white guy that can get the job done: hard-hitting former Representative Tim Ryan (OH). 

Ryan was one of the few Democrats that called on Biden in 2022, not to seek re-election as president in 2024. Ryan's got moxie. He is the only white boy in America, who can throw on some Timberland boots, jeans, and an Ohio State University sweatshirt and carry the fight persuasively to Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.    
Ryan can argue manufacturing and hi-tech jobs, trade and tariffs, the coal issue in Western Pennsylvania, union shop and immigration issues while downing a couple of Budweiser's at any suburban or small-town sports bar.

Catholic, half-Italian, and-half Irish, Ryan is a take-no-prisoners debater with ethnic charm. He also has better foreign policy chops than any of his competitors. In the VP slot he might also be able to add enough support for Senator Sherrod Brown in Ohio to retain the Democrats seat. 

Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat 

Do Democrats have an option to win the Oval Office in November 2024. New Black Nationalists think so.

 Admittedly it is a highly unorthodox, perfect storm scenario with a 20% chance of success. But sometimes you have to deal with the hand you have been dealt and the clock is ticking.

In our view the Democrat that can generate the highest voter turnout across the critical battleground states is Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.  We believe her best vice-presidential running mate would be the current Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra who served as California's Attorney General and House of Representatives member for multiple terms.   

New Black Nationalists presented the argument for this national ticket in 2023, and we invite you to read the analysis on the links provided above. To briefly recap our analysis, we assert the following. 

--As the presidential Whitmer will carry Michigan in November. 

--Whitman is a well-known political personality in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, the other two critical battleground states in the Midwest. She is well versed on economic issues in the two states and grew up a smaller city that is similar to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. She knows that culture and how to connect with those citizens.

--Whitman has one of the strongest records of any governor in the country securing abortion rights for women, both legislatively and in a ballot referendum in Michigan to overturn anti-abortion legislation from the 1800s.    

--As a victim of rape in college, Whitman has a personal story about violence against women that is compelling and strikes an emotional chord that goes beyond legislation and policy briefs.   

--As a Governor who was targeted for kidnapping by a group of right-wing extremists in 2020 Whitmer is the only viable Democrat candidate   

--Whitman is not directly tied to Biden and Harris's foreign policy footprint in Israel and Gaza that has soured many potential youth voters who are charging ethnic cleansing. Moreover, Michigan had the highest youth voter turnout in the country in the 2022 midterms. For Democrats to win, they need a muscular youth voter turnout.   

Biden’s share of votes by Latinos decreased by 8 percentage points compared to Hillary Clinton’s, 

Catalist, a Democratic data firm, has put out a report on “What Happened in 2020,” authored by Yair Ghitza and Jonathan Robinson and his share of votes by Black people decreased by 3 percentage points.

Biden’s share of votes by Latinos decreased by 8 percentage points compared to Hillary Clinton’s, and his share of votes by Black people decreased by 3 percentage points.

Michigan black down from 13. 4 to 12% in 2024. 
 Pennsylvania is 10%
Nevada is 9.2 Hispanic Vote is 29% 
Arizona is 5% Hispanic is 24%
Wisconsin is 6%

​Let there be no misunderstanding, New Black Nationalists, have no interest in saving the Democrat Party or America's neo-liberal imperial empire. Our responsibility is positioning the Black Commons to defend their communities when America's government collapses during a constitutional crisis, regime change attempts, civil war, secession movements, and political dissolution. In our view, those seemingly unthinkable days are close at hand.  

A Democrat victory in the 2024 elections, gives the Black Commons strategic breathing room to prepare political options to resist the imposition of American Apartheid on one hand, and reject Democrats' paternal corporately managed democracy on the other. 

What we want is exit and the creation of a Black nation-state.  

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