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Black women deliver decisive votes in Alabama

WASHINGTON — Once again, black women showed up for Democrats, with nearly all of them voting in Alabama for new Sen. Doug Jones, just as they did for Democratic candidates up and down the ballot in other states over the past few months. The same women, having proven their loyalty by voting 98 percent for Jones, now wonder whether the Democratic Party will return the favor by sharing some of the party’s political power, handing over places at the negotiating table and pushing legislation that speaks to their unique issues. “Black women showed up and showed out,” said Kimberle Crenshaw, co-founder of the African American Policy Forum.

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