Speaker: Voter Suppression ‘Rampant’ Across the Country

Emily Porter eporter@themercury.com Carolyn Dewitt says there is no such thing as voter fraud. The president and executive director of Rock the Vote, one of the largest national voting and voter rights organizations, spoke at Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union Tuesday night as part of the UFM Community

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Brian Kemp’s Bid for Governor Depends on ERACING the Black Vote in Georgia

By Mark Joseph Stern Aug 17, 20186:26 PM On Thursday evening, the election board of Randolph County, Georgia, met to discuss a startling proposal to eliminate three-fourths of the county’s polling places months before the November election. A rural, impoverished, and predominantly black county, Randolph has just nine polling locations,

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Sexism, Racism Drive More Black Women to Run For Office in Both Brazil and U.S.

October 4, 2018 6.28am EDT Kia Lilly Caldwell, Professor, African, African American, and Diaspora Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Motivated in part by President Donald Trump’s disparaging remarks about women and the numerous claims that he committed sexual assault, American women are running for state and national office

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Ben Jealous candidate for governor in Maryland

Barack Obama Endorses Ben Jealous as Governor of Maryland

By Erin Cox October 1 Former president Barack Obama on Monday endorsed Democrat Ben Jealous to be Maryland’s next governor. Jealous, a former NAACP president who would be the state’s first black chief executive, was among 260 people Obama named in his second wave of endorsements, which he released on

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Missing in the Republican Party G.O.P.: Black and Hispanic Nominees for Governor

By Astead W. Herndon Oct. 3, 2018 For decades Republican leaders vowed to recruit more minority candidates and tried to project a “big tent” image for the party, and in recent years they saw some payoff with governors: Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Nikki Haley of South Carolina, both Indian-Americans

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South Carolina Rep. James Clyburn for Speaker of the House of Representatives

Written By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. No one questions the fact that for the past six decades, African Americans have overwhelmingly supported and voted for Democratic Party candidates for the United States Congress. In the upcoming 2018 midterm elections, African Americans by the millions will once again cast the clear

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Black Lives Rising: Why The Black Vote Is Important For The 2018 Midterm Elections

It’s Time for Black Millennials to Utilize Our Voting Power Brianna Rhodes The black vote is powerful. Andrew Gillum winning the Democratic primary in Florida and Justin Fairfax being elected to lieutenant governor last year for the state of Virginia, was largely due to the Black vote. Since being elected,

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Black Voters Could Once Again be Key to Democrats Eyeing Georgia

By Associated Press October 3, 2018 WARNER ROBINS, Ga. (AP) — Sitting on the wooden pews of a small white brick church on a hot Wednesday afternoon in central Georgia, a group of residents gathered to chat about the upcoming governor’s race and the issues concerning them in their community, from

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker Brushes off Trump’s Criticism

Oct. 7, 2018, at 6:52 a.m. DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Corey Booker’s trip to Iowa (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Sen. Cory Booker says President Donald Trump’s recent criticisms don’t bother him, and he welcomes a discussion of his record as the former mayor of

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