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(Jim Watson/AFP Photo) When Alabama State Senator Sam Engelhardt was elected to office in 1954, he arrived with a mandate from the pro-segregation White Citizens Council, of which he was a high-ranking member: to quash the growing threat of Negro rule in the state.
In 1930, only 30 Black voters were registered in Engelhardt’s home seat of Macon County, where Tuskegee University was built; that number grew to 75 registered Black voters in 1940, 130 registered in 1950, and subsequently leapt to 1,100 registered in 1957, within a district that constituted one of the highest percentages of Black residents of any county in the nation. 140, which transformed Macon’s electoral map from a square to a 28-sided figure resembling a seahorse.
The statement came from Gloria Thacker Deason via her attorney, Paula Cobin.
In the statement, Deason said Moore provided her alcoholic beverages even though, at age 18, she was too young to drink under Alabama law.
There is no positive future outcome for Democrats which doesn’t involve challenging the long-standing and white-supremacist effort to disenfranchise Black voters.
The liberal tendency to trot out celebrities (and, lately, hounding Barack Obama to come out of hiding and once again lead a movement) is largely meaningless if substantial portions of the country’s most solidly Democratic bloc is unable to vote.
Alabama voters were casting the last ballots Tuesday in a pivotal U. Senate contest between a Republican dogged by accusations he once preyed on teenage girls and a Democrat seeking an upset win in a deeply conservative southern state.
Though Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a bill clearly outlining “crimes of moral turpitude” earlier this year—drastically reducing the number of felonies which could disqualify them from voting—felons with outstanding fees due to legal bills, court fines, and victim restitution were still unable to vote.
Additionally, Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011, implemented it in 2013 (briefly after the Supreme Court voted to gut the Voting Rights Act), and then shuttered 31 of its 67 DMV offices by October of 2015—most of them in areas with a high concentration of Black voters.
Of the white voters who were tasked to choose between Jones, a man who prosecuted the remaining culprits of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, and Moore, a man who was banned from local malls for soliciting underage women, 68 per cent of them decided the alleged sexual predator was the preferable option.
Eighty per cent of white evangelicals—again, given the choice of voting for a man who brought to justice the terrorists who claimed the lives of churchgoing children—punched the ballot for Moore.