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Democrats argue that Biden and his record will help him win the support of black voters

Democrats spread out on major cable TV talk shows in defense of the president on Sunday Joe Biden‘s record with predictions that he would win a second term in November, thanks to the support of black voters.

Recent polls in a handful of swing states show the incumbent Democratic president slipping with a voting bloc that was crucial to electing him in 2020. In Pennsylvania, for example, 69% of black voters said they preferred Biden to Donald Trump, the former president and presumptive Republican nominee.

Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., who earned 91% percent of the Black vote during his 2022 Senate run, said during an appearance on CNN that he still thinks the president will “prevail” in Pennsylvania.

“Joe Biden shows up again and again,” Fetterman said. “I can’t speak specifically about black voters and their own opinions. I can’t speak to their experiences. But I do believe that Joe Biden will have those kinds of margins and I think he will win. Pennsylvania, but it will be very close.”

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President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Morehouse College graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2024.

President Joe Biden delivers a speech during the Morehouse College graduation ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia on May 19, 2024.

While Fetterman appeared on the Sunday show, Biden took the stage in Atlanta as the commencement speaker for Morehouse College, a historically black men’s college.

Biden’s speech follows a series of events by the president aimed at engaging Black voters, including celebrating the 70th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education. Biden met with the plaintiffs’ families in the Oval Office on Thursday and delivered remarks at the African American History Museum in Washington, D.C. on Friday, the day of the anniversary

The president will also be in Michigan, another swing state, later Sunday to speak at the Detroit Branch NAACP’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Plaintiffs and family members of plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case Cheryl Brown Henderson (2nd from right), John Stokes (2nd from left) and Nathaniel Briggs (R) speak outside the White House with NAACP President Derrick Johnson (L) after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 16, 2024 in Washington, DC.  This week marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark case in the United States that ended student segregation based on race.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ORG SEND: 776147573 ORIG FILE ID: 2153263283WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Plaintiffs and family members of plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case Cheryl Brown Henderson (2nd from right), John Stokes (2nd from left) and Nathaniel Briggs (R) speak outside the White House with NAACP President Derrick Johnson (L) after meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden on May 16, 2024 in Washington, DC.  This week marks the 70th anniversary of the landmark case in the United States that ended student segregation based on race.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) ORG SEND: 776147573 ORIG FILE ID: 2153263283

Rep. Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, suggested that better reporting on what the Biden administration has done for Black Americans could help his reelection campaign.

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“It’s about whether or not people understand what he did for them. It’s sometimes hard to connect the dots. And honestly, this administration has done so much,” Crockett told CNN on Sunday. “They’ve done so much, but I don’t think the information has been consistently released.”

One of the successes, Crockett said, is a historic investment in historically black colleges and universities, like Morehouse. “I think Black people need to know that this administration has actually invested in them,” Crockett said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Democrats defend Biden and his record with Black voters

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