[ No headline ]

Without the black vote in 1976, Jimmy Carter probably would have lost major parts of the South. Now his black support appears to be in some danger. First, many black voters are less than happy with the Carter record. Black grumbling was heard widely at this week's Democratic National Convention.

In addition, the civil rights issue has cooled. So the Voter Education Project -- a key element in getting out the black vote in Dixie -- is having trouble raising money. VEP has come up with less than one-fourth of its 1980 fund-raising target.

VEP director Sherrill Marcus says blacks "aren't" excited about Carter" and many could sit out the election.m

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK