The Stream

Will the Arab-American vote affect Biden’s chances of re-election?

President Joe Biden’s stance on Gaza has angered many people who elected him, especially Arab Americans. Could they tank his re-election prospects?

United States President Joe Biden’s unconditional support for Israel’s assault on Gaza has alienated many voters who helped elect him in 2020, especially young voters and the Arab-American and Muslim American communities. Some of these one-time supporters have begun to organise in key swing states to oppose what they call “Genocide Joe’s” re-election under the slogan “Abandon Biden”. Based on polling, it seems they could be successful but would have to face the prospect of another Donald Trump presidency if they achieve their goals.

Presenter: Anelise Borges

Saba Saed – Palestinian-American activist
Tamara Nasser – Free Palestine Charleston organiser
Amer Zahr – Palestinian-American activist and comedian