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Jones Victory Sends Message to Democrats, Ignore the Black Vote and Lose

Jones Victory Sends Message to Democrats, Ignore the Black Vote and Lose

By Editors' Choice

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — Democratic party officials set up a huge table outside a voting precinct in Helena in Shelby County just south of Birmingham. They didn’t try to hide who they were making their vote pitch to at the table. They implored Black voters to think first, second, and last about Democratic Senatorial candidate Doug Jones. Now Shelby county in times past has been a rock-solid GOP county….

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Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Has Nothing to Do With Little Girls; It’s About White Supremacy

By Editors' Choice

By Michael Harriot — When die-hard Republicans engage in the often fruitless exercise of soliciting black and minority voters to buck the stranglehold of the Democratic voting bloc and join the constantly shrinking tent of the Grand Old Party, they always resort to the same tactics. They declare themselves “the party of Lincoln” and mention how they ended the two-and-a-half centuries-long genocide of chattel slavery. They remind their black and…

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Steve Bannon and Roy Moore

Could Voter Suppression Swing Alabama’s Senate Race to Roy Moore?

By News & Current Affairs

By Jay Michaelson — Thanks to the insane way Alabama’s Senate race has unfolded, voter suppression could get Roy Moore elected. Before three women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers—one said he coerced her into sex when she was 14—the race was very much in Moore’s favor. When the accusations surfaced and mainstream Republicans recoiled…

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Judge Roy Moore Supporters

Don’t Blame Black Voters for a Moore Win

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson — There are two great dangers in the Alabama Senate race. The first is obvious. An alleged pedophile, pro-slavery sentiment voicing, anti-Constitutional protections, voting rights, and avowed anti-gay rights baiter, will win the race. Polls with an occasional swing here and there have been consistent in predicting that former Judge Roy Moore will win the Alabama Senate race. The second great danger is that if he…

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