During a CNN town hall Seth Moulton, a Massachusetts congressman who is one of the 24 running on the Democratic ticket in 2020, said if this country was not racist the former 2018 gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams would have become Georgia’s governor.
Moulton continued on saying the U.S. needs a new Voting Rights Act. “We have a problem with racism in America today,” said Moulton. “Because people of color are being systemically denied the most basic right in a democracy, which is the right to vote. That’s why we need a new Voting Rights Act in America.”
Officials waited to finalize count numbers in Georgia and concluded Abrams lost to Brian Kemp, a Republican by a little more than 54,000 votes.
Moulton, a Marine Corps veteran openly admitted to smoking marijuana in his younger years. He said marijuana should be legalized and if individuals are in prison for selling small amounts of marijuana they should be released and have their records expunged.
He continued on to say if it were up to him he would have a Voting Rights Act that includes automatic voter registration, getting rid of the electoral college, providing statehood to DC and Puerto Rico, and ending all gerrymandering.
He finished off the town hall by saying that “racism in American has been emboldened because he believes President Trump is a racist.” Moulton said he supports impeachment proceedings against Trump as well.
In the last week the Democratic National Committee raised the bar on who can qualify for the presidential debate stage. Candidates must hit 2 percent in four qualifying polls and have at least 130,000 unique donors before the scheduled September and October debate.
Tom Perez, Chairman of the DNC told the press that “We’ve said this all along, that in the fall we’re going to raise the threshold because that’s what we always do. You have to demonstrate that you’re making progress. And 2 percent is hardly a high bar in my judgment.”
Moulton is only polling at 0.2 percent and will need to boost this number in order to make the debate stage and emerge as a top candidate against Trump. Joe Biden continues to lead the pack with an average 35 percent support, according to RealClearPolitics.
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