Black Americans are fired and rushed to the polls

“This election is more important to Barack Obama than the 2008 election. It was to change the course of the 2008 election and make history. This election is to save the United States,” Richards said, citing concerns about racial justice and the oppression of black voters. “The racial divide that is going on, we need someone who will be a leader not only for his support, but for everyone.”

Across the country, black voters are turning out in large numbers. He says this year’s stakes are particularly high, and nothing less than his health and safety is on the ballot.

Many said this seemed like the most important election of their lives.

During a massive epidemic that plagued more than 223,000 Americans and black communities, many black voters were able to mail their ballots. But after recent headlines about postal workers dividing the Available Mail and President Donald Trump’s claims questioning the integrity of the mail-in ballot, many do not trust the process.
“The epidemic didn’t scare me,” Richards said. “The way 45 (Trump) was talking about the mail-in vote and lying about it, I wanted to do it personally.”

Many black voters say they do not trust Trump

By this fall, African American voters are running to the polls at a much higher rate than four years ago when Hillary Clinton was on the ballot.

As of Tuesday, more than 601,000 Black Americans in Georgia had voted in the two weeks before the 2016 election, compared to about 286,240. In Maryland, about 192,775 voted, compared to 18,430. And there were more than 303,145 in California – more than 106,360 two weeks before the election four years ago. According to Catalyst, the data company that provides the analysis to Democrats, academics and progressive advocacy organizations.

Keith Green, 65, went to the polls last week in Overland Park, Kansas – for a number of reasons.

Keith Green

“We have a racist president who lies a lot,” he said. “They keep saying they don’t trust the Democrats. I don’t trust the Republicans, even after everything that has happened with the BJP.”

Trump has repeatedly said he has done more for African Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. As evidence, he cites low unemployment among African Americans, criminal justice reform, and historically increasing federal funding for black colleges and universities.

Sen. of South Carolina. Several prominent Black Republicans, including Tim Scott and Kentucky Attorney General Daniel J. Cameron, have sung their praises.

But most black people can’t be sure. A Gallup poll over the summer found that% of Black Americans turned down a job as president.
People line up to vote at a shopping center in Las Vegas on October 17, 2020.

Green said the Trump administration has kept him concerned about the future of his daughter and her two grandchildren. He believes Trump has encouraged white supremacists and led the country on the path to civil rights and equality.

“The last four years have been very bad,” he said. “We can’t stand four more years than that.”

Other concerns include health care and the courts

Wilburn Wilkins, 61, woke up early October, wearing two masks and heading with his wife to a polling station in Joliet, Illinois. Despite the current conditions of retirement, she wanted to vote face to face.

“We have a president who is tearing down our entire democratic constitution,” Wilkins told CNN. “A lot of people are dying because he’s ignoring the Kovid epidemic, ignoring the fact that people are lazy, need financial resources. We need change.”

Wilburn Wilkins

Like Green, he believes the White House’s decisions have weakened blacks and other minorities.

Wilkins said, “Nomination to the Supreme Court of Rs. Connexion, stacking of lower courts to keep cronies to carry out Rs. Lesser Consideration ideas, will mostly affect black and brown people.” “They will affect things like civil rights, Obamacare – all of these things are likely to have a negative impact on minorities.”

Washington D.C. Nolan Williams Jr., a 511-year-old playwright and composer who lives in and plans to vote in person on election day, said playwright and composer Nolan Williams Jr.

Williams has created the song “I Have a Right to Vote” to raise awareness about voter oppression and inspire black people to vote. It features original “Hamilton” artist Christopher Jackson, entertainer Billy Porter and other abolitionist Frederick Douglas, the late rapper. John Lewis and the late Justice Ruth Bader read the words of Ginsberg.
Voters are standing to cast their ballots at City Hall in Philadelphia this month.

“For African Americans in this country, voting is the most effective way we look at it. It is crucial for our community to translate our social opposition into political action in light of the events of this summer,” Williams said. The death of George Floyd and Brona Taylor and the ensuing unrest.

“Equal issues, including health care, fair housing, home loans, poverty, the environment, meaningful reforms in our justice system, and improvements in community policing, make this election important,” he said.

Some voters are distrustful after the 2018 elections

In Georgia, many black voters say they are motivated to vote face-to-face by what happened in 2018 against Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor while serving as the state’s chief election officer.
Kemp, who promoted and enforced some of the nation’s most restrictive voting laws as Georgia’s secretary of state, was repeatedly accused before and during the campaign to suppress minority voting. Camp narrowly won, and Abram argued that he used his position to suppress black votes.
People wait in line to vote on October 15, 2020 at a rally in North Carolina.

Ki-ki Osborne, 42, of Mablaton, Georgia, said this was one of the reasons he voted face-to-face this month – to make sure his voice was counted.

“For me, the outcome of this election will be the difference between truth and deception, etiquette and humiliation, inclusion and intolerance,” said Osborne, who works as information technology manager.

“The words, actions and policies of the current (Trump) administration have increased the margins of black people over the last four years. We need to engage in the community process because we have the opportunity to vote for change. At every level.”

In Los Angeles, business manager and travel blogger Nancy Gecker, 47, woke up one day earlier this month to cast her vote. He signed up for the tracking service to make sure his votes were counted.
Nancy Gakere

“I wanted to make sure I delivered my vote in person.” “This election is so important to black people because of the recent events that killed George Floyd and Brennan Taylor (and) the way the coronavirus epidemic has disproportionately affected black people.” “This exposes the long-standing institutional racism and racial inequalities that exist in America.”

But for Gakere, the most important issue is to protect health care under the Affordable Care Act.

“We have family members with pre-existing conditions and we feel there is a risk of reversal,” he said.

With election day on the horizon, Wilkins has a message for black voters.

The Illinois man said, “A lot of people have died to get us the right to vote. We can’t support it. This is a privilege that was not given to our ancestors.” “They’re trying to stop us from voting in the right way by intimidating, intimidating us right now – all the things that have been done to our ancestors in the past. They tell you how important it is for us to vote.”