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  • Writer's pictureKeneshia N. Grant, Ph.D.

Who voters want to be Joe Biden’s vice president, according to the polls

Updated: Jul 4, 2020

Story by Li Zhou of Vox

“I expect that selection of a Black woman as VP would increase excitement about the election by setting the stage for another historic first,” Keneshia Grant, an assistant professor of political science at Howard University, told Vox. Grant emphasized, however, that a focus on descriptive representation is far from enough: She noted that it was also important for both the vice presidential nominee and Biden himself to focus on policies prioritized by Black voters.

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