Obama Rails Against Republicans, Rallies Democrats in Nevada

By MICHELLE L. PRICE LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former President Barack Obama delivered a biting critique of Republicans in Washington and President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday but avoided mentioning his successor by name. Obama, speaking at a rally in Las Vegas for Nevada Democrats, said Republicans had promised to

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Georgia Purged 107,000 Voters Just Because They Haven’t Voted Recently

By Eric Boehlert –October 19, 2018 Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s determined strategy to kick people off the state’s voter rolls included making sure 107,000 voters are ineligible simply because they opted not to participate in elections recently. The news comes as Republican Kemp, running for governor in the state, is

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Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy Says He’d Be ‘Senator for Everybody’

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS October 20, 2018   JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi. As an African-American Democrat, Espy needs a strong voter turnout among black people, who make up 38 percent of the state’s population. But

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DeSantis, Andrew Gillum Tackle Trump and More in Florida Debate

BRENDAN FARRINGTON, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum isn’t a big fan of President Donald Trump, but he said during a debate Sunday night that he’d gladly work with the president to bring money to the state for needed projects. “That’s just not

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Groups Work to Energize Black Voters in Key 2018 Midterm Election Contests

By Vanessa Williams October 19 at 9:58 AM BlackPAC, which helped to boost turnout among black voters for crucial Democratic victories in Virginia and Alabama, will spend $8 million to mobilize African Americans for key midterm contests for the Senate, House and governorships. The group will use direct mail and

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Neither Voter Suppression Nor Being Called ‘Coon’ and the N-Word Will Stop Black Georgia From Voting

Terrell Jermaine Starr   Waynesboro, Georgia—Sarah Jenkins has long had to deal with simmering community tensions. She owns a small business in a white part of town that caters to senior citizens and people with mental disabilities, an arrangement many of her neighbors frown upon. But since “Ms. Jenkins,” as

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Black Republican Senate Candidate Apologizes For ‘Accidentally’ Showing Swastika in Campaign Ad

By Blue Telusma – October 17, 2018 Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James is full of apologies after he made a “terrible error” and unintentionally showed what appears to be a swastika in his first campaign ad of the general election in Michigan. Monday night, James addressed the issue at

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Racist Stuff From the ’60s Happening in Georgia in 2018

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 Sweet, a loyalty-fueled social marketplace, has partnered with Rock the Vote to spread the word about the importance of young people exercising their right to vote. Sweet’s platform boosts voter engagement by combining a loyalty platform with a digital reward token called Sugar. Sweet

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U.S. Voter Turnout for the Midterm Elections in November Could Hit a 50-Year High

By Natasha Bach 9:53 AM EDT November could see the highest voter turnout in 50 years, based on a new prediction this week. Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who studies voter turnout, told NPR that turnout this year could be at a rate “that most people have never

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