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Top Democrats Woo Black Voters In Virginia Governor’s Race

Norfolk, Wah. (AP) – Advocated for the right to vote Stacey Abrams On Sunday, Democrat Terry McAliffe was asked to run in next month’s election for governor of Virginia.

Abrams became a leading nationalist and voice in the party after losing the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race. With her appearance in three churches in Norfolk, Abrams joins other political powers in the past few years to ensure that a democratically emerging state does not return to the Republican column on November 2nd.

From 2014 to 2018, McAuliffe, the governor and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, went to separate churches and later led a rally with Abrams in front of a former polling station. “We all need to get out to the polls,” he said.

His Republican opponent, a former business executive Glenn Yankin, Held a series of weekend events, including a gathering of Latin voters in the suburbs of Washington.

Abrams, who showed me a card stating that he had been completely vaccinated against the coronary virus like all participants entering Calvary Baptist Church II, said: “I am the daughter of two pastors, not one.

Pastor Jeffrey Guns, wearing a black T-shirt emblazoned with the word “VOTE”, told the congregation that “what is coming up is a very important election.” He applauded loudly and repeated the sentence, lamenting.

President Joe Biden won 10% of Virginia’s by 2020 over Donald Trump, but the McAuliffe-Youngkin race seems to be falling apart. The National Democrats are building a race that they hope will give Congress a fast track to move to the mid-term next year when the party’s narrow rule is at stake. Coming into force For McAuliffe.

Stacey Abrams is campaigning with Terry McAliffe in Norfolk, Virginia.
Stacey Abrams is campaigning with Terry McAliffe in Norfolk, Virginia.

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First Lady Jill Biden Campaigned with him on Friday. Former President Barack Obama arrives this week. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms visited three black churches in Richmond on Sunday. Vice President Kamala Harris called McAliffe “the leader Virginia needs right now” in a video that will be seen in 300 churches across the country over the next two weeks. Biden plans his own trip.

The Yankees have a lot Went away Outside of Republicans in hopes of attracting Trump’s desperate independents. Yangkin has not campaigned personally with Trump, although they both made phone calls Virginia Rally It was hosted last week by Steve Bannon, a longtime Trump strategist.

Abrams told the congregation that as McAuliffe’s first governor, he had increased funding for education and confirmed that thousands of ex – criminals and others who had been expelled from the electorate had re-established ballot box ownership.

“I know you’re tired of being called a Belweather province, but I’m going to tell you – as one of the new purple states – we need to look at you for wisdom,” she once faithfully told Biden and Democrats for the final cycle of Republican Georgia. Supports two senators.

At a later stop, Abrams appealed to his audience: “What you say in 2021 will show the world who we are in 2022 and 2024 and beyond.

At the Christian Center for the Recovery of Faith in a Gymnasium, Pastor Shorn Riley thanked Abrams for not being elected governor of Georgia because “we now see that God has a plan” and that Abrams worked hard to protect the right to vote. Made a person.

Abrams said when she first began running for office, she felt she was mixing politics and the church was bad. But her mother eventually reminded her that “politics is always in the church,” and her father said the Bible was “the most intense political book ever written.”

“Voting is an act of trust,” Abrams said. “I want you on duty.”





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