A huge faction of eligible voting Americans have threatened to boycott the upcoming 2024 presidential election in a major blow to Biden.
Muslim American leaders pledged on Saturday to rally their communities against President Biden over his backing of Israel in their war with Hamas.
The movement, dubbed online as the #AbandonBiden campaign, began when Muslim leaders in Minnesota called for Biden to enact a ceasefire in Gaza by October 31.
Since its inception, the campaign has now spread to Michigan, Arizona, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida.
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Biden’s party, which has historically counted on support from Arab-American voters, could be set to lose out in 2024 should a large number of voters choose to go along with the boycott.
The boycott is especially damaging given many of the states in which the communities live are considered swing states and could determine the outcome of the election.
“This #AbandonBiden 2024 conference is set against the backdrop of the upcoming 2024 presidential election and the decision to withdraw support for President Biden due to his unwillingness to call for a ceasefire and protect innocents in Palestine and Israel,” the group told Axios in a statement.
One leader wrote on social media: “Genocide Joe has got to go! #AbandonBiden.
Demonstrators, including one carrying a placard that reads "Biden Enables Genocide", take part in the "We Won’t Back Down: All Out for Palestine" protest in support of Palestinians, as the conflict between Israel and Hamas continues, in Boston, MassachusettsREUTERS
“Honored to stand today with a coalition of Muslim organizers from 9 key swing states to send a message that the blood of Palestinian children is a red line and we will do all we can to ensure Biden is a one term President as a consequence of his enabling of genocide by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza.”
Jaylani Hussein, director of Minnesota’s Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) chapter, added “We don’t have two options. We have many options,” when asked about Biden alternatives.
Since the beginning of the conflict on October 7, as many as 15,000 Palestinians have been killed. The Israeli death toll stands around 1,200.
Although they have ruled out voting for Biden, Muslim Americans have said they do not expect former President Donald Trump to treat their communities any better if he were to be re-elected.
Joe Biden speaking with Benjamin Netanyahu in IsraelGB News
“We’re not supporting Trump,” Hussein said as he claimed that denying Biden votes was the only way to shape US policy.
Although it is not possible to tell how Biden will fair with Muslim American voters until the 2024 ballot, small shifts in support have been tipped to be devastating for Biden who won some states by narrow margins in 2020.
Michigan is home to some 200,000 Muslim Americans who could swing the vote away from Biden.
One Muslim family from the town of Dearborn, Nadia and Mike Ayoub told the BBC: “President Biden has blood on his hands.”
“He had my vote - he's lost it forever.”
Local official Sam Baydoun said: “We need an immediate ceasefire. If the election was held today he would not get the Arab vote.”