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In Virginia, Barack Obama accused Republicans of threatening democracy

Former U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday, October 23 accused Republicans of threatening democracy, especially in the run-up to local elections, and is seen as a national test of Joe Biden’s popularity as he speaks bitterly with White House resident Congress for a major investment plan.

Mr. Obama traveled to Richmond in the conservative south of the state, before Terry McAuliffe, 64, the Virginia governor candidate and pro-Republican Trump Glenn Youngkin, 54, before the Nov. 2 poll.

In front of hundreds of interested young activists gathered at the Commonwealth University of Virginia in Richmond, Mr. Obama, Mr. Yukin said he would reduce teaching positions, reduce access to abortion and support former President Donald Trump’s claims. The presidential election was stolen from him.

“As far as I know, the main message of Terry’s opponent is that he’s a boy like everyone else because he wears wool. He accused schools of brainwashing our children.Mr Obama said. He also said that the voting machines used in the last polls should be checked. (…) Should we believe that he will defend our democracy? “

Mr Fiden clearly won 10 points in Virginia in 2020 and the Republicans have not won an election in that state since 2009, but Mr McAliffe’s votes have melted in weeks, and it has now reached the brink of error. Five years after leaving the White House, Mr. Obama wanted to encourage the African-American electorate, the main voter in this southern state, especially in the Richmond region, the landmark of the country’s past slavery, the statue of Confederation General Robert Lee not only rolled last month.

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Biden is expected in Virginia next week

Thank you for understanding why we can be “Fatigue” Politics, he argued John Lewis [figure de la lutte pour les droits civiques mort en 2020] We are not tired, we have no right to be tired. “.

Mr. Before Obama, First Lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and one of the rising stars of the Democracy, Stacy Abrams, traveled to Virginia to meet with Mr. McAulif campaigned. The US president is expected to be there next week.

Mr McAliffe’s victory will give impetus to the massive investment plan that the Democrats want to advance through the left-wing Congress. The failure could lead to more warnings from moderate sections of the party, which are reluctant to approve some more $ 3 trillion in spending.

Donald Trump has focused on Mr Young’s schools campaigning against the mandatory mask that is hated by voters. So far, he has carefully avoided supporting the former president’s claims that the election was stolen from him. Mr. Trump did not come to Virginia. He almost joined Young’s pro-campaign rally on October 13 attended by his former adviser Steve Bannon.

World with AFP