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Tags: 2018 Midterm Elections | black vote | cynthia nixon | new york | democrat

Actress Nixon Got Zero Percent of Black Vote at NY Dem Convention

Actress Nixon Got Zero Percent of Black Vote at NY Dem Convention
Cynthia Nixon (Julie Jacobson/AP)

By    |   Monday, 28 May 2018 03:30 PM

Cynthia Nixon, running to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, failed to win a vote from a single black delegate at New York's state Democratic convention last week.

The former "Sex and the City" star only grabbed 5 percent of the vote, and her lack of support in the black community poses a problem for her campaign, though they noted Nixon's nomination was given by two black women.

Charlie King, former executive director of the New York Democratic Party and a Cuomo ally, said the poor result "should open some eyes," according to The New York Daily News.

Zakiyah Ansari, New York State Alliance for Quality Education Advocacy Director who nominated Nixon, said Cuomo has "ignored the stories of inequitable education that black, brown, and low-income parents, families, and communities from across this state have shared year after year. By dismissing our stories, he has disrespected us."

Before the convention, Nixon said she did not expect to win the 25 percent of the vote needed to get on the primary ballot.

"We are not expecting to get the 25 percent, but we are here to show we are not afraid, and this is our party too, and that voters have an alternative," she told reporters, according to the Democrat & Chronicle.

She ended up leaving the convention before the final tally.

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Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon grabbed a mere 5 percent of the vote New York's state Democratic convention last week and failed to win a vote from a single black delegate, according to reports.
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