Election 2018: Black seniors citizens ordered off bus taking them to early voting

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Government officials in an east Georgia county told about 40 African-American senior citizens to get off a bus taking them to vote Monday, leading to complaints of voter suppression.

The bus, run by the group Black Voters Matter, was preparing to depart from a senior center operated by Jefferson County when the center’s director said they needed to disembark, said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter.

A county clerk had called the senior center raising concerns about allowing the bus to take residents from the senior center in the city of Louisville, south of Augusta.

“We knew it was an intimidation tactic,” Brown said Tuesday. “It was really unnecessary. These are grown people.”The senior citizens agreed to get off the bus and cast their ballots later. Monday was the first day of in-person early voting in Georgia in the election for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp.

Source: Georgia Election 2018: Seniors ordered off bus for black voters

2 Comments

  • Alonzo Chambers October 18, 2018 - 4:48 pm Reply

    There is a breach of the 1923 Right to Vote Act for all (AIA) Aboriginal Indigenous Americans “Indians”
    We must all as ONE NATION UNITED by Necessity Proclaim this is the END of the Subjugation and we as Citizens Demand, not just for some But For All: OUR COLECTIVE RIGHTS “NOW”
    This must be passed on to others.,
    This message cannot end here.
    We cannot stop demanding that what has been taken, be given back.
    Our collective Peoples have been subjugated for 526 years.
    “Give Back Our Freedom.”

  • Lyndia Black October 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm Reply

    Our freedom, never should have been taken from us in the first place. “Give Back Our Freedom?” You have to TAKE freedom. They are not going to GIVE us anything. This is a classic example of such.

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