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History beckons Biden with four black women in line for running mate

But he faces competing motives: some urge caution, others say he must reflect the energy of the moment

Ben Riley Smith

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has said that four black women are being considered for his vice-presidential pick, in a move that would make history.

No black woman has been either the presidential or vice-presidential candidate for a major political party in the US.

A decision on who will join Biden on the Democratic ticket before November’s election is expected within weeks. The choice will not just have consequences for the campaign but potentially for the country, with the person elected becoming next in line if Biden takes office...

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