Not as many low-interest voters will participate as in the November presidential election, so these runoffs are more about motivating the respective party bases than attempting to persuade swing voters.
Cobb County, which borders Atlanta on the west, will offer five polling sites when early voting begins Dec. 14. For the Nov. 3 general election, it had 11 locations to serve the county’s more than 537,000 voters. Advocates warned in a letter Monday that the closures “will be harmful to Cobb County’s Black and Latinx voters.
Joe Biden’s victory in this historic election is a decisive win for the working class, for seniors, the disabled and their families — and a crucial victory for the two lifeline programs they depend on, Social Security and Medicare.
“In 2016, President Trump won Arizona with just 48% of the vote. No doubt, many voters believed his promises to protect retirees’ earned benefits. But Trump broke those promises. For seniors, the most blatant betrayal was Trump’s reckless Social Security payroll tax suspension – along with his pledge to “terminate” Social Security’s main funding source if reelected,” writes National Committee President Max Richtman.
“A businessman capable of gross financial negligence would do the same thing to Social Security if given a second term in the White House… as he bankrupts the program and leaves working people and retirees out in the cold,” writes National Committee President Max Richtman in a new op-ed.
“A Harris vice presidency would be a major step toward equalizing women’s voices in politics. That voice is sorely needed on many issues, but few more urgently than in the area of women’s retirement security,” write National Committee president Max Richtman and Terry O’Neill, activist, attorney, and former president of NOW.
A national advocacy group for seniors officially endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris on Thursday, warning that older Americans “cannot afford” a second term for President Donald Trump.