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Fewer Than 1% of RNC Delegates are African-American

HeadlineJul 21, 2016

Delegates at the Republican National Convention are overwhelmingly white. That’s according to the Republican Party’s own data, which says out of nearly 2,500 delegates, only 18 are African-American. Statistics compiled by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies show that’s the fewest black delegates at the RNC in at least a century. One of the few African-American delegates at the RNC this year spoke.

Angela Underwood-Jacobs: “A delegate is a delegate is a delegate. And that’s truly all that matters. Hopefully, for the next time around, we’ll have more African-American delegates and people of color; however, right now it’s really about Americans.”

This comes as Donald Trump has an approval rating among African Americans in Ohio of zero percent. This according to a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, which also found he has a zero percent approval rating among African Americans in Pennsylvania, as well.

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