by Mike Males

Young voters broke overwhelmingly for Bernie Sanders in the primary. Now Joe Biden has to earn their votes.

Democratic politicians are rallying behind former vice president and presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden in the common goal of defeating President Donald Trump and reversing burgeoning health, environmental, and humanitarian crises.

Yet, commentators marveling at Democrats’ top-level unity overlook electoral results showing the post-Obama Democratic Party that emerged in 2016 harbors striking divisions. Within those divisions are opportunities, if the party can seize them.

Biden is now the face of a party that is substantially younger, more female, and more racially diverse than the Republican Party. He has work to do to win over many of those younger and non-White voters, especially because his own record is mixed on the issues most important to those demographics.

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