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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‘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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Human Rights Campaign Endorses Ben Jealous for Maryland Governor

Human Rights Campaign Authority: Friends of Ben Jealous, Jason Small, Treasurer HRC announced its endorsement of Ben Jealous (D) in his bid to become the next governor of Maryland. “Ben Jealous is a proven leader with the vision and commitment needed to continue moving Maryland forward as a welcoming and

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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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Don Lemon: Kanye West Embarrassed Black Americans With White House ‘Minstrel Show’

MEDIA 10/11/2018 11:20 pm ET By Ed Mazza Don Lemon slammed President Donald Trump for “exploiting” Kanye West during Thursday’s heavily publicized Oval Office meeting. “What I saw was a minstrel show today,” the CNN host said. “Him in front of all of these white people, mostly white people, embarrassing

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2018 Florida Midterm Elections Could Prove a Landmark Moment for Representative Democracy at a National Level

By Ernest A. Canning on 10/8/2018, 10:41am PT Given the pivotal role Florida and its 29 electoral votes have played in recent Presidential elections, November’s midterms could prove to be pivotal in the state, and not only for Florida. November 6th, 2018 could prove to be a landmark moment for

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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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How a Democratic “Minority-Engagement Program” Is Fighting Ohio’s Voter-Roll Purges and Their Impact on Black People

Jewel Wicker The Ohio Democratic Party has created a program designed to target black voters and capitalize on community grassroots voter initiatives ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. The “minority-engagement program” was established earlier this year, just before the Supreme Court ruled that states can kick people off of voter

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Kavanaugh Brings His Voter Suppression Record To A Court That Just Upheld A State’s ID Law

Written By Nigel Roberts Newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s approval of voter suppression laws was not needed in a high court ruling on Tuesday which allowed a state to enforce its voter ID requirement for the 2018 elections.  See Also: Brett Kavanaugh’s First Supreme Court Cases Will Seriously

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