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‘African-Americans in Mississippi’ Pressured To Vote In Alabama Senate Race



Democratic activists are making a last-minute push to get out the vote against Roy Moore in Alabama by encouraging “African-Americans in Mississippi” to vote in the wrong state.

Sources on the ground in Alabama confirm that these tactics are real, and they are being used by supporters of Democrat Doug Jones.

Big League Politics received evidence of a Reddit call for “African-Americans in Mississippi” to “make a short trip to Alabama on December 12.” That Reddit thread is still active.

Similar calls have been made on Reddit for African-Americans in other nearby states, including Georgia and Tennessee.



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There is also a concerted effort underway to register felons to vote in the Alabama special election. reports:

Thousands of felons across Alabama have registered to vote in recent weeks, according to Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, who is heading up a statewide effort to get felons to the voting booth.

Glasgow’s goal is to get as many felons as possible signed up to vote before the end of the day Monday, the deadline to be able to cast a ballot in Alabama’s Dec. 12 U.S. Senate special election…

For generations, most Alabamians convicted of a felony were barred from ever voting in the state again, but the Definition of Moral Turpitude Act, a new law passed by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Kay Ivey in May, cleared the way for thousands of felons to restore their voting rights.”



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Democrat Mayoral Candidate in Chicago Hands Out Cash to Potential Voters



A candidate for mayor of Chicago tried out a new campaign tactic on Sunday that will likely be very popular among potential voters, handing out cash at a church event.

“An aide to Wilson said the businessman gave away $300,000 to 2,000 people through the Dr. Willie Wilson Foundation, a 501(c)(3),” according to local WGN-TV. ‘Such organizations are tax-exempt, must not be organized for the benefit of private interests and are restricted in how much political activities they can conduct. Wilson says he organized the giveaway to assist homeowners who are struggling to pay their property tax bills.”

Willie Wilson is a Chicago businessman and former mayoral and presidential candidate. Wilson insisted the event was “not campaign related.”

“My wife and I have been blessed by God to be able to get a few of the material things out of life and so it’s up to us to now continually to share back with all of you all and others,” Wilson said.

State Rep. David McSweeney blasted Wilson on Twitter.

“Check this out if you wonder why Illinois politicians are often a national joke,” he said. “How can Willie Wilson, a candidate for Mayor of Chicago, literally hand out CASH at a public event? This is so wrong!”

But F. Scott Winslow, Wilson’s campaign spokesman, had a different take entirely, saying that the event was “absolutely not” a campaign event.

“While he happens to be a candidate, he’s been a philanthropist for 30 years,” Winslow said.

Oddly enough, there are no other records of Wilson handing out cash at a church function. Surely it is coincidental.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, a Republican who is currently seeking re-election, was also at the church function, and took some time to bash Chicago’s exhorbitant property tax.

“You pay the highest property taxes in America here in Chicago and the South Side and the south suburbs,” he said. “This is wrong. The system is broken and I’m trying to fix it.”


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