And why will the Republicans never get the minority vote. They had it during the first half of the last century. Martin Luthor King was a Republican. The Civil rights Act was passed with overwhelming support. Why did they have minority support? because they represented policies that provided opportunity for minirities to improve their lives. Republicans still represent those policies, but they do not convey that message, but allow the liberal Democrats to convince the minority vote that only government will provide for them and only the Democrats will give them that government.