05.25.2020

Charlamagne tha God Says Biden Will Bring 'Voter Depression'

Charlamagne tha God Says Biden Will Bring 'Voter Depression'

The Breakfast Club radio host Charlamagne tha God on Sunday warned that Democrats could face a "voter depression" on Election Day because people still aren't enthused by presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

When asked by MSNBC host Joy Reid this morning about Biden potentially picking Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar as his running mate, Charlamagne offered a sobering analysis of the Democratic candidate's chances in November.

"On top of possible Russian interference and voter suppression, [Democrats] have to worry about voter depression," he said, "that's people staying home on Election Day because they just aren't enthused by the candidate."

On Klobuchar, Charlamagne said that if Biden choses her as his vice president, voter turnout would likely be further damaged. "You know, they got to make some real policy commitments to black people," he said, adding that Biden should pick a progressive black female running mate to alleviate voter depression.

Biden offered voters another chance to make history with him by committing to pick a female vice president as his running mate during the March Democratic debate in Washington D.C. Black leaders and voters have argued that Biden needs to pick a black woman if he wants to increase turnout in November.

Following a lackluster start to the Democratic primary, the former vice president's campaign jump-started when black voters in South Carolina turned out to support him. Now, some in the black community have urged Biden to tangibly acknowledge their loyalty by appointing an African American running mate.

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