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The Other “Values Voters” in Alabama

posted on December 13, 2017

CNN’s Dan Burke writes, “Going into the Senate race in Alabama, much of the attention was focused on Republican Roy Moore’s conservative Christian base.” They did, with exit polls showing 80 percent of white evangelicals voted for Moore. “But Moore lost in large part because another group of ‘values voters’ — African-American women — voted overwhelmingly for his opponent, Doug Jones. A whopping 98% of black women voters cast their ballots for Jones, giving the Democrat a huge boost, exit polls show,” Burke writes. “Black women, and men for that matter, aren’t usually categorized as ‘values voters’ in the media, which usually reserve that term for conservative white Christians. But perhaps it’s well past time for that to change.”

Read at CNN