The race for the Senate seat in Alabama has tightened with the sexual misconduct allegations against Judge Roy Moore, the GOP candidate. But he’s still leading and has just received the endorsement of President Donald Trump which may give him more support.
That’s leaving the Democrats worried.
So they’re going back to their playbook: George Soros and felons.
An organization partnered with a George Soros-financed group and led by a radical leftist who is the half-brother of the infamous controversial Rev. Al Sharpton has been diligently working over the past few weeks to register convicted felons across Alabama.
The aim of the effort has been to get as many felons as possible on the roster before last Monday, the deadline to register in order to vote in Alabama’s Dec. 12 Senate special election that pits Republican Roy Moore against Democratic challenger Doug Jones. The man spearheading the campaign has stated outright that his effort is meant to ensure a Democratic victory in Alabama.
All the recently registered felons are likely not part of any polls of ‘likely voters’ so it’s hard to tell how much they could swing the election.
But Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Sharpton’s half-brother, says that his group, The Ordinary People Society (TOPS), has managed to register thousands of felons across Alabama in recent weeks.
Glasgow is described by the Village Voice as an “ex-con and recovering crackhead turned street preacher.”
Glasgow estimates that his group has registered at least 5,000 to 10,000 people and he thinks it can swing the state like it did for Gov. Terry McAuliffe in Virginia.
“We have the chance to do the same thing they did in Virginia,” Glasgow stated. “We can turn it blue. Well not blue, but we can add some color. Make it pink or purple.”
The question is will it be enough?
But with a tight race, 10,000 could make a difference.
They’ve been working on getting felons the vote for a while.
A Soros-funded group called the Campaign Legal Center filed the lawsuit against Alabama last year calling for a public educational campaign to inform felons of their regained right to vote. The litigation is still ongoing.
Other Soros-funded groups are trying to help inform and/or register the felons.
The Soros-funded ACLU of Alabama also filed a lawsuit seeking to force the state of Alabama to inform convicted felons that they can vote.
The ACLU has also worked with Glasgow’s TOPS to register felons. The groups co-hosted a Voter Rights Restoration training session in Selma, Alabama in July, after the law was first changed. The ACLU dedicated a special section of its website to getting supporters to register for the Alabama senate race. The organization has used its Twitter account in recent days to promote the voter registration drive in Alabama.
The Soros-funded Campaign Legal Center has released an Alabama Voting Rights Restoration Toolkit aiding felons in registering to vote. Soros’s Open Society is listed as a donor to the group.
The League of Women Voters of Alabama has also been advocating for voter turnout. Soros’s Open Society has donated to the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
The Soros-financed MoveOn.org, which advocates for voting restoration to felons, has been heavily active in Alabama, where they claim they have 43,000 members.
Glasgow has been working on allowing felons to vote for a decade. “There would be a lot of difference in our legislators, our elected officials and our presidents,” he said. “It would definitely change the political spectrum of Alabama.”
Um, no doubt.
Hence the reason for the law not to have them vote.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]