Obama Blast Republicans For ‘Systematically Preventing’ Citizens From Voting
In a campaign rally for Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, the past President of the United States, Barack Obama, has criticized the Republicans for “systematically” trying to dissuade Americans from voting.
“All across the country, Democrats are trying to make it easier to vote, not make it harder to vote and push back on Republicans who are trying to systematically prevent ordinary citizens from making their voices heard,” Obama said Saturday in Richmond.
“You have to ask yourself, why is it Republicans don’t want you to vote?” he questioned.
When Fox News reached out to Obama’s office for instances that showed that the Republicans had “systematically” dissuade people of the United States from voting, no response was immediately received.
In a statement to Fox News, Younkin’s campaign team fired back at Obama’s accusations and dubbed it a “false statement.”
“Glenn has addressed this multiple times before Obama came to Virginia to bail Terry out, but instead of writing a story about the former President’s false statements, the press is indulging Terry’s fantasies and lies because he can’t run on his failed record and radical vision for the future,” Youngkin spokesperson Christian Martinez told Fox News.
In a week before Election Day, McAuliffe and Republican contender, Glenn Youngkin is hooked in a deadlock for the governorship in Virginia.
According to the most recent Monmouth University poll, both candidates received 46% of potential voters.
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It remains unknown what policies Obama was directing to in his statement, regardless, the Democrats are known to have criticized Georgia’s voting law in previous months; for instance, in March, President Joe Biden said the law “ends voting hours early.”
The Washington Post later bestowed Biden “Four Pinocchios” for disseminating false information, clarifying that, “not a single expert we consulted who has studied the law understood why Biden made this claim, as this was the section of the law that expanded early voting for many Georgians.”
Currently, McAuliffe, Virginia’s past governor and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s unprosperous Presidential campaign in 2008, has garnered support from several well-known Democrats in the tense contest.
Most importantly, McAuliffe has received endorsement from US First Lady, Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and unsuccessful Georgia gubernatorial contender, Stacey Abrams.
Recently, the Republican campaign has focused heavily on school curriculum and abortion legislation, with their candidate, Youngkin pledging to eliminate critical race theory and formerly claiming that if elected, he would go to the extreme to have abortion abolished.
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“We all know education starts with curriculum,” Youngkin told his supporters at a rally on Saturday. “We will teach all history, the good and the bad.”
“America has fabulous chapters and it’s the greatest country in the world, but we also have some important chapters in our history, we must teach them,” Youngkin added, saying that under his administration, children will not be taught “to view everything through a lens of race.”