Alabama is one of the states with the strictest of voter regulations. Reports coming from voters in Alabama were citing voter suppression which is a form of voter intimidation. Changes in the voting rules in Alabama made headlines due to an ID being required to vote and subsequently locations to obtain a drivers license has been closed supposedly in areas heavily populated by blacks. A move…
NY DAILY NEWS “Doug Jones pulled off a major upset victory in Alabama’s special election Tuesday against Republican Roy Moore, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the red state in more than 20 years and delivering a jolt of energy to his party ahead of the 2018 midterms.” MORE
These results demolish the pre-established media narrative about black voters in the state, and defy conventional wisdom. Black voters were informed and mobilized to go vote, and did so even in the face of significant barriers.
African American Voters Made Doug Jones a U.S. Senator in Alabama by Vann Newkirk for The Atlantic
Black people: still doing more for America than its ever done for them since 1619.
Y'all did it, Alabama! Thank you for raising y'all’s voices. Thank you for the hope you have given me. Thank you for showing me that good still has a chance. I love y'all and I love our country. We’re gonna turn things around if we just keep fighting. (article)