Today is finally the midterm elections! All over the country, people are taking their souls to the polls to say no more to racism, sexism, xenophobia and how 45 has debased our country. If Democrats take over the House, this could be a massive sea-change on how Trump is running the country. He will finally have checks and an impeachment is more realistic.
Although voter turnout during midterm elections is generally low — Black folks turned out at only 40.6 percent during the 2014 midterm elections, we are expecting record highs this year. With incredible candidates like Andrew Gillum in Florida, Stacey Abrams in Georgia, Ben Jealous in Maryland and many more, Black people could possibly make history across the nation.
People are clearly excited about voting, check out some of the epic photos of Black folks who are letting their voices be heard at the polls.
No doubt of whether I was going to vote today. But was I going to get up at dawn to do it? Not so sure. Then thought about my mom telling me how she once begged her parents to let her skip school so she could go to a rally with Dr. King. And got my tail right up #ivoted #yovoté pic.twitter.com/CHa8xwvqOd— RitaPita (@ritajeryl) November 6, 2018
Finally got to vote for the first time today! Crazy how just around 50 years ago African American voters were disenfranchised and discriminated against at the polls. Voting today was seamless. Ecstatic to have finally been old enough to do this! #IVoted #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/mkO9cKOlQ8— Josh Ngaruiya (@joshngaruiya22) November 6, 2018