“This drone footage shows a long line of voters waiting to cast ballots in Atlanta on Tuesday. Georgia election officials, poll workers and voters have reported major trouble with voting in Atlanta and elsewhere. ” More info in New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/us/politics/georgia-primary-voting-atlanta.html
“Mitt Romney can say three words outside on Pennsylvania Avenue but I would note this -- that President Trump won 8% of the black vote.”
Even usually devoted surrogates like Mitch McConnell, Rick Scott, Ron Johnson and Lisa Murkowski were tight-lipped about his actions.
Reporter: What was your overall take away from the conversation? “My overall take away from the conversation was I heard him talking about things that he did for black people back in the day. But, you know, what have you done for me lately? Is my motto. You know, I see black communities all across America catching hell regardless of who is in the White House. People like to bring up Coronavirus and how it’s hitting black people the hardest. Well, that is because we have a bunch of underlying conditions created by systemic racism that have never been fixed. And you know, like I said before—if you created legislation that hurt you have to create legistlation that helps. It is just that simple. The whole system needs to be dismantled and rebuilt. And he has been a very intricate part of that system. ... It is just that simple. He has a black agenda called the lift every voice plan. And, I mean, there are some cool things in there but I still think it could be much stronger.”
“This is especially true for the upcoming elections in November. We live in a very divided country right now and I think that it is critical that we have an election where the American people are allowed to make a decision a choice between President Trump and Vice President Biden based on a robust debate of policy issues. We cannot allow this process to be highjacked by efforts to drum up criminal investigation of either candidate. And Im committed that this election will be conducted without this kind of interference.”
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