Dominican voting bloc creates battleground pockets across traditionally black Harlem | NY Daily News

By / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

New voting trends show uptown Dominicans flocking to the polls in increasing numbers.

New voting trends show uptown Dominicans flocking to the polls in increasing numbers.

It’s the uptown version of the purple state.

Dominicans are gnawing away at the once-stable black power base as new voting trends show Latinos throughout upper Manhattan — and especially in Harlem’s emerging battleground pockets — are flocking to the polls in increasing numbers.

A rising number of Hispanics are registering to vote in neighborhoods that were traditionally dominated by black residents.

The shifts are painting a new political landscape north of W. 125th St. — in precincts that helped David Dinkins, Basil Paterson, Percy Sutton and Charles Rangel build New York’s first black political stronghold.

The contested districts — which encompass Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and the Harlem-Washington Heights border — could be the decisive factor in Rangel’s bid to serve a 23rd term in Congress, experts said.

“You have to pay attention to the Dominicans. It would be a mistake not to,” said veteran Democratic consultant Hank Sheinkopf.

Read more: EXCLUSIVE: Dominican voting bloc creates battleground pockets across traditionally black Harlem – NY Daily News.

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3 Responses to “Dominican voting bloc creates battleground pockets across traditionally black Harlem | NY Daily News”

  1. SyllMuzik says:

    Dominican voting bloc CREATES BATTLEGROUND pockets across traditionally black Harlem

    Funny choice of words.

    Why word it in a way to create the illusion of conflict and separation.

    Hispanics and Blacks suffer the same discriminations and wear the same hat of “MINORITY” for waaaaay too long.

    This article indeed points out an interesting statistic but chooses to word it in a way to pin dominicans and blacks against one another.
    Why is it a battleground?
    How are Dominicans creating it?
    Do we all not has the same rights to vote?

    The static tells ME that minorities of different backgrounds are stepping up so we all have a voice as ONE, as one city, one state, one nation.

    Why is it a battlefield? Why paint a picture to create a reality based solely on opinion when discussing facts inspired by the collective pursuit of equality and happiness? Is this not America?

    Calling it a battleground is inaccurate and irresponsible.

    • admin says:

      We couldn’t agree more, the spin and the tone on the article is off, to say the least, but it does make you think about the winds of change that are blowing through Harlem. Thanks for your comment – well-put.

      Led

  2. There is a conflictive tone in the article, but this is the perspective of the neighborhood out there. The communities of CD 13 will change that by voting for the candidate who is going to bring UNITY, highlight DIVERSITY, and understands that we are STRONGER together…we welcome the coco-hard, pa-lante, mamo-a-mano competition to win our heart and soul. Let the campaign begin!

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