Alabama Goes to Joe Biden

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Posted: Mar 03, 2020 8:31 PM
Alabama Goes to Joe Biden

Source: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

All eyes have been on the South as multiple 2020 Democrats have struggled to attract African American voters. It was one of former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg's biggest struggles and now former New York City Michael Bloomberg has the same issue, particularly over his past implementation of stop and frisk.

Over the weekend, roughly a dozen protestors stood up in the middle of Bloomberg's speech at the historic Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama. The service took place before the annual march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to commemorate "Bloody Sunday," the day when white police officers beat black marchers in 1965. 

While Bloomberg was snubbed, former Vice President Joe Biden was honored as someone who has a long track record with the African American community. Not only was he given a spot on stage next to Rev. Al Sharpton but Bloomberg was forced to sit with the congregation.

Biden pulled out a big win in South Carolina and did it again in Alabama on Tuesday night. The Yellowhammer State has 52 delegates at stake. Thirty-four of those delegates are awarded based on individual congressional districts. Eighteen are awarded based on the state as a whole.