Mandela Barnes, Black Candidate for Lieutenant Governor in Wisconsin, Finds It ‘Strange’ That Only His Name Was Omitted On Election Guides

Written By Nigel Roberts Posted August 14, 2018 The sole Black candidate running for Wisconsin lieutenant governor said he found it suspicious that his name did not appear on some election notices in the days leading up to Tuesday’s primary election. It raised concerns of voter suppression, especially in a

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Stacey Abrams Calls Brian Kemp’s Voter Suppression Efforts Part of a “Pattern of Behavior”

By Alison Durkee Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams reiterated calls for Republican opponent Brian Kemp to resign as Georgia’s secretary of state, calling his recent voter suppression efforts part of a broader “pattern of behavior.” Kemp has come under fire amid reports that his office has 53,000 applications to vote sitting

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Majority of Black Women Mayors Across The Nation Gather For Special Portrait

Christina Coleman Apr, 27, 2018 If 2017 was dubbed the “Year of The Black Woman Mayors,” 2018 is a manifestation of that bold statement. That was never made more clear than on Jan. 26, 2018 when 19 Black woman mayors — some newly elected — gathered at a special reception in

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‘EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE’: Brazile Urges Voting

John Mitchell Tribune Staff Writer When Donna Brazile makes and appearance, a message touting the importance of voting is never far behind. Such was the case Friday evening when Brazile delivered the keynote speech and accepted the Fannie Lou Hamer award for Political Leadership at the NAACP Philadelphia Gala Awards

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Maryland Republican Governor, Larry Hogan and Democratic Nominee Ben Jealous Jab During Forum; Guard Accused of ‘Slamming’ Staffer

By Rachel Chason Email Bio Follow October 12 at 6:00 PM Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ben Jealous met Friday for the second time ever, and things did not go smoothly. The candidates offered pointed critiques in their respective speeches during a Maryland Municipal League luncheon,

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Stacey Abrams Campaign Calls On Brian Kemp To Resign As Georgia’s Election Chief

By Nick Visser POLITICS 10/11/2018 07:46 pm ET The campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in Georgia’s gubernatorial race, reportedly urged her opponent, Brian Kemp, to resign as Georgia secretary of state on Thursday following a report that his office had frozen more than 53,000 voter registrations, many of them

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Bay Area Attorney Who Went to Yale with Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh: ‘I’m worried’

Friday, September 07, 2018 11:00PM SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Bay Area lawyer Vernon Grigg went to Yale Law School at the same time as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Grigg spoke with ABC7’s Kristen Sze in our San Francisco studio about what Kavanaugh was like. “No one has anything really

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: Democrats Must Be ‘Vigilant’ in Ensuring All Americans Have the Right to Vote

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says Democrats must be “vigilant” when it comes to ensuring that all Americans have the right to vote ahead of November’s midterm elections. Rep. Jackson Lee, who is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), emphasized the importance of eliminating voter suppression and teaching lawmakers how

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Voter Suppression Is Deeply Embedded in the Republican Party. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Helped Put It There

By Charles P. Pierce Oct 3, 2018 I had forgotten until very recently that, prior to his assuming Michael Cohen’s old job as this administration’s king fixer, Don McGahn had been a member of the Federal Election Commission from 2008 to 2013. This was one of the last appointments that

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How Republicans Are Trying to Steal the Georgia Governor’s Race

By Jay Willis GQ October 11, 2018 Georgia’s efforts to elect the first black woman governor in American history this November—the Democrat, Stacey Abrams, is in a statistical tie with her Republican opponent—recently ran into a roadblock of the “insidious voter suppression” variety, when the Republican secretary of state froze

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