'Trying to intimidate me': Black Georgia Democrat who endorsed Trump accuses own party of 'real voter supression'

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2020
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Georgia state Rep. Vernon Jones, a Democrat, accused his party of voter suppression in response to the condemnation he received for endorsing President Trump's reelection campaign.

Earlier this month, Jones, 59, cited the president's work on criminal justice reform and unemployment numbers for black people before the economic downturn that resulted from the coronavirus shutdown as reasons why he supported the president.

The backlash from fellow Democrats that ensued was fierce. Democratic Party of Georgia Chairwoman Nikema Williams called Jones "an embarrassment." A voting rights group founded by failed gubernatorial...

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