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Sanders: I Would Lose If Election Decided by Black Voters

Bernie Sanders is a realistic candidate. During a recent discussion with NPR on Thursday, he made it clear that he would lose the election if it was determined by the African-American vote.

“If the elections were held today, just among the African-American vote, we would lose,” Sanders said on Thursday.

The Hill reports:

Sanders went on to say he believes there is a “real path to winning the support of the African-American community.”

White House hopeful Sanders has struggled to gain traction on Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, among several key demographics, including black voters.

Clinton is supported by 69 percent of African-American Democratic voters, compared to 8 percent who support Sanders, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey online poll released last week.

Clinton led by 56 points overall in another poll released this week in South Carolina, which has a high percentage of black voters compared to other early-voting states.

“Number one, I’m just not well known in the African-American community,” Sanders said during the radio interview with NPR.

“Number two, I think even more importantly … the African-American community and the Latino community are struggling in a nation in which our middle class is struggling,” he added.

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