Black Women Are Realizing the Power of Their Vote

The massive turnout of black women in 2017’s elections was only the start, predicts Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.

There’s nothing Republicans can do to win them back, she says, and they’ll keep electing Democrats to push the GOP from power.

Bottoms has a distinctive vantage point. In December, she won her first term, making her both the most prominent black woman to win a major election since Donald Trump was inaugurated and the most prominent black female executive in the South—and one of the few in the entire country.

There will be more, she said—and soon.

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