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Virginia GOPs Appeal Decision for New Legislative Map That Won’t Pack Black Voters Into Certain Districts | Atlanta Black Star

Associated Press , Atlanta Black Star Photo illustration by Tracy Ma. Source photograph by Carol M. Highsmith, via Library of Congress. Featured Image — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic voters accuse Republicans, who hold the majority, of packing black voters into certain districts to make surrounding districts whiter and more Republican. A three-judge federal court in Virginia ruled 2-1 in June […]

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What’s up with all those Black Men who voted for the Republican in the Georgia Governor’s race? | The Washington Post White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history.

White female voters in Georgia showed little interest in helping black women fulfill their dream of electing Stacey Abrams as governor, which would have made her the first African American woman to head a state in the nation’s history.

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The Abrams Machine Is Not Done Yet | The Atlantic Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

Democrat Stacey Abrams acknowledged that Republican Brian Kemp would become Georgia’s governor, but she promised to continue her fight against voter suppression.

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Why Isn’t Voter Suppression A Crime? | Medium

William Spivey , Medium Illustration by Curt Merlo. Featured Image suppression is illegal, but is it a crime? Voter intimidation is a crime; threatening, coercing, or attempting either is punishable by fine, imprisonment for up to one year, or both. Voting illegally could get you sent to jail, depending on your color and who you were voting for. Terri Lynn Rote, a white woman, was given two-years probation and a $750 fine for trying to vote twice for Donald Trump in Iowa. Crystal Mason, a black woman, was sentenced to 5-years in prison for attempting to vote illegally. Ms. Mason […]

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N.C. Man Charged with Ethnic Intimidation after Brandishing Weapon at Black Poll Worker | Atlanta Black Star Police have arrested a man accused of harassing and threatening to assault a Black campaign worker at an early-voting location in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday.

Police have arrested a man accused of harassing and threatening to assault a Black campaign worker at an early-voting location in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday.

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My Grandmother Calls Me Every Election Day. Here’s Why That Matters. | Forbes

Ferrisa Connell Forbes President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 while Martin Luther King and others look on. Featured Image November, my now 93-year-old grandmother dresses up to cast her vote in-person at her local precinct. Perhaps more importantly, she also calls each of her kids and grandchildren to remind them to vote. The matriarch of my family has set an example, because she knows the responsibility of being a citizen and the importance of making her voice heard. Ferrisa’s 93-year-old grandmother dresses up to cast her vote in-person at her local precinct and calls each […]

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Georgia Voters: Here’s How to Legally Vote Even if You’re on Brian Kemp’s Can’t-Vote List | Yahoo News

Kat Armstrong Yahoo News Georgia Governor’s race is making even more headlines this week — and not just because Democratic hopeful Stacey Abrams could become the US’s first-ever Black woman governor. News spread Thursday that the Republican candidate, current Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, has been accused of using his position to suppress votes and suspending more than 50,000 voters’ applications. But the state’s ACLU says that registered voters can still vote on election day. Using the state’s “exact match” law, Kemp has frozen 53,000 names from voting in the November midterms. The law states that if your ID […]

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Watch: Common Rallies Behind Michelle Obama to Get Out the Vote [Corrected] | The Root As part of a major push to bring more black Americans out to the polls this November, rapper and actor Common has joined #ForeverFirstLady Michelle Obama as part of her When We All Vote campaign.

As part of a major push to bring more black Americans out to the polls this November, rapper and actor Common has joined #ForeverFirstLady Michelle Obama as part of her When We All Vote campaign.

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