Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris Goes on Racist Rant After County Stops Black Voters Matter From Helping Elderly Vote

Stacey Abrams supporters posing for a photo with the candidate in Waynesboro, Ga., on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr
LOUISVILLE, GEORGIA — The mayor of a Georgia town in the same county where administrators blocked Black Voters Matter from bringing elderly black voters to the polls said on Facebook Wednesday that the group’s work is “utterly reprehensible.”
Barstow, Georgia Mayor Robert Morris, whose Facebook includes a number of racist posts, shared a status on Facebook two days after the county decided to prevent Black Voters Matter from bringing seniors to the polls.“It is utterly reprehensible that your group maintains that all black voters should vote for a black candidate just because they are the same color as you,” he wrote.“A man named Jim Jones once ran an organization like that. Better check that Koolaid you are serving up.”

That post, along with all the other content from Morris’ Facebook page, had been deleted by midday Thursday.

Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown responded to the comment on the group’s Facebook page without knowing Morris’ role in Jefferson County.


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