How can the GOP attract some of the black voters who overwhelmingly vote for liberals? That’s something to work on over the next four years.
In the meantime, perhaps a Republican-dominated White House, Congress, and eventually, a Supreme Court, will encourage more young GOP voters on college campuses to organize.
At least one group of college students decided to do just that. Hbcubuzz.com reported that young black Republicans at historically black Howard University are bringing back the College Republicans.
— Leah Victoria (@leah_levell) November 5, 2016
Howard is just one of three historically black colleges or universities (HBCU) that has an active chapter of College Republicans on campus, joining Morehouse College and Central State University.
It’s been years since Howard has had an active group of campus Republicans at the black university, and “the fact that [Howard] made this happen during an election like this one is awesome!” Leah Victoria LeVell, one of the newest member of the Strategic Initiatives team of the Republican National Committee, told HBCU Buzz.
In related news, President-elect Donald Trump performed better last Tuesday with minority voters than John McCain or Mitt Romney in previous elections. From the Washington Post:
The 2012 election was not an open one, however, since Obama was running for reelection. When we compare Republican nominee performances in prior open elections, we see that Trump made important gains among black voters as well as whites. The figure below presents net Republican support, meaning voter support for the Republican nominee minus voter support for the Democratic nominee. The GOP advantage among white voters was 9 points higher in 2016 than in 2008, which may be due as much to whites’ reluctance to vote for Obama in 2008 as to their enthusiasm for Trump in 2016.
At the same time, Trump performed better with black voters than McCain did in 2008, and on par with Bush’s performance in 2000.