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Top Democrats Woo Black Voters in Virginia Governor’s Race

posted on October 20, 2021

Will Weissert of the Associated Press reports, “Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month’s Virginia governor’s election.” The daughter of pastors, Abrams attended services at multiple churches throughout the state, at one point emphasizing the sacred duty of voting. Weissert writes, “Abrams said when she first began running for office, she felt mixing politics and church was bad. But, she said, her mother eventually reminded her that ‘politics is always in the church’ and her father said that the Bible ‘is one of the most intense political tests ever written.’”

Read at The Associated Press