Black Senior Citizens Told to Get Off Bus Taking Them to Vote: ‘It Was an Intimidation Tactic’

Black Senior Citizens Told to Get Off Bus Taking Them to Vote: ‘It Was an Intimidation Tactic”

Dozens of Georgia black senior citizens were forced to disembark from a bus taking them to vote on Monday, prompting accusations of voter suppression from organizers of Black Voters Matter, a nonpartisan group encouraging black Americans to get out and vote.

BVM organizer LaTosha Brown told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the group had arranged for the senior citizens to depart from a senior center in Louisville, operated by Jefferson County, to be transported to a voting center to cast their ballots early in the November midterm elections.

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