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Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:24 PM

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Source: AP

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “tell the world who are" in future contests with even higher stakes.

Abrams has become a leading national voice in the party since narrowly losing the 2018 race for governor in Georgia. With her appearances at three churches in Norfolk, Abrams is joining other political heavyweights in trying to ensure that a state trending increasingly Democratic in recent years does not flip back to the Republican column on Nov. 2.

McAuliffe, governor from 2014 to 2018 and a former Democratic National Committee chairman, visited separate Black churches and later planned to lead worshippers from the pews to an early voting station.

His Republican opponent, former business executive Glenn Youngkin, held a series of weekend events, including rallying Latino voters in the Washington suburbs.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/top-democrats-woo-black-voters-in-virginia-governor-s-race/ar-AAPDi8d

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:46 PM

1. Um, isn't it illegal to campaign for a specific candidate in a church

Or at least jeopardize that church’s tax exempt status?

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 04:40 PM

2. I was

thinking maybe republicans did that during elections last year?

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Response to Fiendish Thingy (Reply #1)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 11:10 PM

4. Yes, but the IRS rarely enforces it.

The only church to ever lose its tax-exempt status was Pierce Creek Church in Binghamton, N.Y, which, in 1992, bought full-page ads in USA Today and the Washington Times telling Christians to beware of Bill Clinton due to his positions on abortion, condom distribution and gay rights.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 10:53 PM

3. I'm in Norfolk and I voted straight democratic on Friday.

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