Voter Engagement

Lessons from the African American Vote in Alabama

The African Americans who have convinced themselves that one vote doesn’t matter, should take a very close look at what happened during the recent special election in Alabama.

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Friends Rally to Support Judge Ola Lewis as She Battles Rare Liver Cancer

A news release issued this week by Lewis’ office in Bolivia stated Lewis has been diagnosed with a rare form of liver cancer and has been undergoing treatment at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Minnesota.

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Whose Votes Count the Least in the Electoral College?

If the president were elected by popular vote, every voter’s ballot would have been given equal weight over the outcome, and Hillary Clinton would have won. But, as evidenced by Donald Trump’s victory, the Electoral College gives different weights to votes cast …

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The Alabama Miracle: Doug Jones’s Moral Fusion Victory

The instrument chosen to perform the Alabama Miracle was the prosecutor who convicted Ku Klux Klan members for dynamiting of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham in 1963, which killed 14-year-old girls climbing the stairs to attend worship.

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Warsaw Mayor Connors’ Has Vision for a Better Community

(WARSAW, N.C.) – He won Warsaw’s top job by only two certified votes in November, and made history, becoming that Duplin County town’s first African-American mayor. “My goal is to reach a company that will [come to Warsaw] with jobs for 200 people or more …”

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Black Women Helped Democrat Doug Jones Win Alabama Senate Race

A heavy African American turnout in Alabama’s special election propelled underdog Democratic candidate Doug Jones to victory, in a hotly-contested race against the flawed, yet heavily-favored, Republican candidate Roy Moore.

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Jones Wins: “The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice” MLK

I’m pledging to do that tonight, but I will tell you, tonight is a night for rejoicing because as Dr. King said, as Dr. King liked to quote, “The moral arc of the universe is long but it bends toward justice.”

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African American Voters Made Doug Jones a U.S. Senator in Alabama

Six of 10 black voters stopped by a New York Times reporter in a shopping center last week didn’t know an election was even going on, a result the reporter took to mean overall interest was low.

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National Election Protection Hotline Receives Calls from Alabama Voters Reporting Voter Intimidation and Mass Voter Confusion Tactics

Voters throughout the state reported various complaints, some of which impacted individual voters and some that reflected systemic issues.

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Black Women on What Happened in Alabama in Five Tweets That Mobilized

the numbers reveals that headline is missing a word: black. As the Washington Post reports, 63% of white women voted for Moore; only 2% of black women, who made up 17% of voters, did. And the black turnout was strong, with African-Americans making up as much as 30%

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Black Voters Make History: an Unlikely Coalition of African-Americans, Liberal Whites and Moderate Republicans

Jones successfully fought to gather together an unlikely coalition of African-Americans, liberal whites and moderate Republicans.  His strongest support came from across Alabama’s “black belt,” named for the color of its soil …

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Roy Moore Refuses to Concede Alabama Race; African-Americans, Women Carry Jones to Victory

The current margin appears too large for an automatic recount, which is triggered under state law if the candidates are separated by less than half a percentage point, but Moore could call for a recount if he’s willing to pay for one himself.

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