Donald Trump is now out of office, but the GOP plans on continuing his plans to restrict voting rights. In order to combat these efforts, Democrats have to make sure they are winning governorships.Virginia has now turned almost completely blue. Joe Biden won the state by over 10 points in 2020. But some polls have shown the race between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin to be too close for comfort. So Democrats are sending in the big guns.
And the biggest gun they have is Barack Obama. During a fiery Saturday speech, Obama praised long-time ally McAuliffe and slammed Youngkin.
The 44th president began by saying of the Democratic candidate, “When you’ve got someone in your corner who has shown that they will work for you, who has a track record of accomplishments, then you have to go out there and work for them. Not because everything suddenly is going to be perfect but because it’s going to be better.”
Obama: You can’t run ads telling me you’re a regular old hoops playing dish washing fleece wearing guy but quietly cultivate support from those who seek to tear down our democracy…. pic.twitter.com/0u6hZ8mbwO
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 23, 2021
Obama then moved onto Youngkin, noting:
“As far as I can tell, the big message of Terry’s opponent is that he’s a regular guy because he wears fleece and he’s accusing schools of brainwashing our kids. He’s also said he wanted to audit the voting machines used in the last presidential election again. Really? Encouraging the lies and conspiracy theories that we’ve had to live through all this time? And yet we’re supposed to believe he’s going to stand up for our Democracy?”
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