Apparently trying to counter President Trump’s appeal to Alabama voters to elect Judge Roy Moore to the Senate seat, former president Barack Obama is making a last-ditch appeal to voters of the state to vote for Moore’s opponent, Doug Jones.
Obama pre-recorded a phone call in which he stated, "This one's serious. You can't sit it out. … Doug Jones is a fighter for equality, for progress. Doug will be our champion for justice. So get out and vote, Alabama."
Obama has come out of the woodwork already to support Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in the November election; both of them won their races.
As NBC News reported:
African-Americans make up about 27 percent of the state's population, and Jones will need them to turn out in droves on Tuesday, since he's expected to win just a third of whites, at best. Only 15 percent of white Alabamians voted for Barack Obama in 2012, according to exit polls, which were not conducted in the state last year.
Last Friday, speaking in Florida, Trump stated, "We cannot afford ... to lose a seat in the very, very close United States Senate. We can't afford it, folks. We can't. We can't afford to have a liberal Democrat who is completely controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer … So get out and vote for Roy Moore." Trump also recorded a robocall in which he asserted, “If Alabama elects liberal democrat Doug Jones, all of our progress will be stopped cold. … Roy Moore is the guy we need to pass our ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda.”