Steyer Under Fire for Buying Off Black Voters

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In the wake of his struggling campaign, 2020 Democrat candidate Tom Steyer is trying to be as competitive as possible in South Carolina. Since his time as a presidential candidate, Steyer has consistently failed to rise in the polls or pose as a credible threat to contenders like Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Joe Biden.

Like other candidates, Steyer is desperate to do as well as possible in South Carolina and get at least one state election under his belt. However, the former hedge fund manager is employing increasingly desperate means to give himself a fighting chance in the upcoming primary election.

Tom Steyer by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Tom Steyer” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

According to Breitbart News, Steyer’s latest tactic to gain prominence and backing in South Carolina involves buying off black voters across the nation. Of course, this choice is causing Steyer to face significant amounts of backlash and condemnation.

Analyzing Steyer’s Moves to Buy Off Black Voters

Black voters account for the majority of the South Carolina primary electorate. Therefore, Steyer is spending massive amounts of money on not only ads in the state, but also on various black groups and organizations. To be clear, the 2020 Democrat has donated over $60,000 to a variety of African-American institutions across the nation.

In light of the aforementioned revelations, Steyer is under fire. Some folks have stated that the Democrat candidate is essentially paying off black voters to support him. These claims are furthered by the fact that Steyer’s support from black voters is at an all-time low. Thus far, Steyer has declined to get ahead of backlash or address his attempts to buy off African-American voters.

The Ultimate Sign of Failure

Whenever a candidate is reduced to endeavors to buy off voters via donations, this speaks volumes about how much they’ve failed. Real candidates are able to inspire Americans with the vision, ideas, and positions they bring to the table. Steyer is not and never was able to truly speak to voters; this thereby explains why he’s reduced to buying off certain demographics of voters.

Tom Steyer by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Tom Steyer” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

At this time, there’s no indication that Steyer’s moves to buy off black voters will be politically advantageous to him. Not only is the former hedge fund manager taking heat for his actions, but he’s not in the first or even second place in South Carolina polls.

Sooner or later, Steyer won’t have any choice but to drop out of the 2020 presidential election.

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