Former President Barack Obama, stumping for the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, accused Republicans of “systematically” making an attempt to stop Americans from voting, prompting a blistering response from the GOP challenger’s camp.
“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 mentioned Saturday throughout a marketing campaign speech in Richmond for Terry McAuliffe, Fox News reported.
“You have to ask yourself, why is it Republicans don’t want you to vote?” he requested.
McAuliffe, who served as governor from 2014 to 2018, is tied with Republican Glenn Youngkin because the race winds all the way down to election day on Nov. 2. Younkin’s marketing campaign responded to the previous president’s accusations on Sunday morning.
“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 advised Fox News.
Obama didn’t particularly cite any Republican election legal guidelines, however Democrats have been important about laws handed by GOP legislatures in Texas, Georgia, Florida, Arkansas.
Obama is amongst a quantity of notable Democrats who’ve campaigned for McAuliffe, together with Vice President Kamala Harris and first woman Jill Biden.
President Biden is predicted to marketing campaign with him on Tuesday in Arlington.
Youngkin has made the controversy over the instructing of important race concept as one of his fundamental marketing campaign platforms, vowing to outlaw the curriculum if elected and saying he would go “on offense” to ban abortion.
“We all know education starts with curriculum,” Youngkin mentioned 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 mentioned, noting that college students will not be taught “to view everything through a lens of race” in his administration.