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This month's midterms revealed a South that is essentially splitting in two.

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Andrew Gillum tried to energize Florida's young and minority voters through a Democratic coalition seeking to end two decades of Republican control of the governor's office.

The post Andrew Gillum, Florida’s 1st black nominee for gov challenged GOP dominance appeared first on theGrio.

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Stacey Abrams' campaign is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting.

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Stacey Abrams has gained another court victory in her effort to have every vote counted in the gubernatorial race she is in with former Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp.

The post Stacey Abrams campaign scores another court victory, calls Brian Kemp the nation’s “foremost architect of voter suppression” appeared first on theGrio.

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It's been five days since Georgia residents hit the polls to elect Stacey Abrams, Brian Kemp, or Ted Metz as their new governor.

The post Stacey Abrams supporters still enthusiastic as vote counting continues appeared first on theGrio.

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Several Georgia voters detailed their polling place issues at a press conference organized by the Stacey Abrams campaign. Abrams is in a too-close-to-call race against Republican Brian Kemp to become governor of the peach state. Kemp, who resigned as the Secretary of State yesterday and claimed “victory” in the governor’s race, has been accused of […]

The post Georgia voters detail poll problems at press conference as Stacey Abrams pushes for provisional ballots to be counted appeared first on theGrio.

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As we approach this important midterm election, here are some special words of caution, inspiration and a reminder to the following communities about the importance of their vote.

The post Dear liberals, conservatives, Black folks, and millennials: This midterm message is just for you appeared first on theGrio.

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Despite typically low numbers during midterm elections, Black voters are already showing up to the polls. In the state of Florida– there has been an increase in the early ballots casted by Black Democrats. According to the Florida Democratic Party, in 2014, 344,352 African American Democrats cast ballots early. In 2018, that number is 474,455 and that doesn’t […]

The post The Download | November 5th: Increase in the early ballots cast by Black democrats in FL. + Rihanna endorses gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum appeared first on theGrio.

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Writer Dustin Siebert tries to give you every reason why you've got to vote tomorrow before the polls close because the ramifications could be astronomical if you don't.

The post OPINION: The midterm election is your last chance, so don’t blow it appeared first on theGrio.

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Beto O’Rourke went viral earlier this year with a passionate defense of NFL players who have decided to kneel during the national anthem.

The post Midterm Elections Profile: Beto O’Rourke, U.S. Senate (Texas) appeared first on theGrio.

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From social media takeovers to day parties and videos, innovative voter mobilization efforts are aimed at getting Millennials and Generation Z to the polls for the November 6 midterm elections.

The post Reaching Millennials and Young Voters with Education, Entertainment appeared first on theGrio.

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In 2013, the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Shelby County v. Holder case weakened key provisions of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

The post Protecting the Black vote ahead of the 2018 midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has taken down an ad from his office's site that was criticized for seeming to discourage African Americans from early voting.

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Hilary Brooke Mueller — the White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his apartment building has reportedly been fired from her job. Toles posted his encounter with Mueller on his Facebook account and the video received millions of views. In the video, Toles is seen entering his apartment with his own key but Mueller still proceeded to […]

The post The Download | October 16th: White woman who blocked D’Arreion Toles from entering his building is fired from her job + 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Historic Olympic Protest appeared first on theGrio.

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The team at theGrio has put together our manifesto for the 2018 midterms to remind you why we must vote and why those votes have got to count.

The post VIDEO: theGrio’s manifesto explains what’s at stake and what we demand for the midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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Today is a key day to register to vote in 17 states, where a lot is at stake for Black folks.  If you've slept on midterm elections before, now is the time to care.

The post Today is your last chance to register to vote in these 17 states- Are you ready for the midterm elections? appeared first on theGrio.

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Amy DuBois Barnett, theGrio.com’s chief content officer, crafted a comprehensive manifesto to address the issues that are important to the Black community during this critical midterm elections season.

The post Manifesto: TheGrio presents a list of demands to hold candidates accountable before and after the midterm elections appeared first on theGrio.

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