Voter Suppression: Polls Don’t Vote Vote Early and Volunteer. Volunteer. Volunteer.by Peter Grear October 10, 2014
Recent news reports addressing the November 4th North Carolina, General Election are important but should not be viewed in any way that would cause Black voters to do anything but promote a massive voter turnout. On October 1, the 4th U S Circuit Court of Appeals voted to allow same day registration and out-of-precinct voting in this year’s election. Other major voter suppression laws remain in effect and the Republicans have appealed the Court’s decision. They are still trying to block same day registration and out-of-precinct voting. They rightfully fear the power of a massive Black voter turnout and we need to deliver one to them.
Recent polls suggest that Senator Kay Hagan is leading her Republican challenger, House Speaker Thom Tillis by approximately 4 percentage points. Under normal circumstances one would think that with such a lead Senator Hagan would win in November. However, this year’s election will not be held under normal circumstances. This year our General Election is going to be greatly and negatively impacted by the Thom Tillis conceived Voter Suppression Act of 2013, aka the Voter Information and Verification Act. To overcome the immoral voter suppression laws designed by Tom Tillis, Black voters have to have a massive turnout.
In a related article written by James Hankins, he outlines the process he and his family will use to decide which candidates to support and vote for. I’ll add to his suggestions, the need to choose a political party to support this election cycle and to get a slate of their candidates prior to Early Voting. Also, if you’ve not already done so, make a decision today to volunteer to help a candidate, political party or non-profit organization.
This week’s message is; don’t rely on the recent court decision or positive Hagan polls. Deliver a massive turnout.
GENERAL ELECTION SCHEDULE
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014 (1:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (5:00 p.m.)
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
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