In Las Vegas, Biden Promotes Promises Kept to Black and Hispanic Voters


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While Nevada has a primary this week, the president is looking ahead to the general election and trying to energize supporters in a key swing state.

President Biden arriving in Las Vegas on Sunday, before the state’s primary election on Tuesday (Haiyun Jiang for The New York Times).

Fresh off an overwhelming victory in South Carolina’s Democratic primary, President Biden rallied supporters on Sunday in Nevada, saying that he had kept his promises to the Black and Hispanic voters who helped elect him.

Mr. Biden spoke at a community center in the historic Westside neighborhood of Las Vegas, home to an African American community in a critical battleground state. He rattled off statistics about reductions in child poverty for Black, Hispanic and Indigenous people, talked about growth in minority-owned business and attacked former President Donald J. Trump for saying that immigration was “poisoning the blood” of the United States.

But he seemed to acknowledge that many voters were skeptical of his accomplishments as president at a time when his approval rating had sunk below 40 percent

“I know, we know, we have a lot more to do,” Mr. Biden said. “Not everyone is feeling the benefits of our investments and progress yet.”

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