Michelle Obama calls on voters to make their voices heard
At a time when the country was 100 days before November 8, when the decisive mid-term elections are held, the former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, called on the citizenry to make their voices heard ” about the issues that matter most to them.
In a video message released by the organization When We All Vote, Michelle encouraged voters to register and prepare to vote in said elections.
The former first lady and wife of former Democratic President Barack Obama is the co-chair and founder of When We All Vote.
In the video message, she encouraged voters to stay engaged in the fight against voter suppression and to ensure their voices are heard. “Get down to business,” Michelle Obama urged.
Meanwhile, the two parties (Democratic and Republican) are enlisting their forces throughout the nation, after new primary elections held in several states on Tuesday, August 2.
That day, voters in Arizona were choosing between candidates who said they would not have certified the results of the 2020 campaign and those who argued that it was time to look to the future. Until the closing of this edition several candidates were not defined.
Former news anchor Kari Lake, who is running for the Republican nomination for governor, was facing off against Karrin Taylor Robson, a lawyer and businesswoman who said the party should focus on the future, though she has described the 2020 election as “unfair” if not fraudulent. .
The vote was too close to declare a winner, with Robson leading by 3 percentage points.
The vote in Arizona was expected to provide important clues about the direction of the Republican Party. Wins by candidates backed by Trump could offer the former president allies with influence over election management as he considers running for president again in 2024. If they lose, on the other hand, that could signal the party is open to changing sides. address.
For their part, in Kansas, voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have allowed the state legislature to restrict or ban abortion. They were the first voters to rule on abortion rights since the US Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.
Tudor Dixon, a conservative, won the Republican primary for governor of Michigan, beating several little-known rivals just days after Trump endorsed her. She will face the current governor, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer, in November.
In Missouri, Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the Republican nomination for senator and will face Democrat Trudy Busch Valentine, heiress to the Anheuser-Busch brewery fortune.
But the most notable votes were from Arizona, a former Republican stronghold that has become more favorable to Democrats in recent years due to explosive growth in and around Phoenix.
The primary and fall elections in that state will show whether Biden’s victory there in 2020 was an occasional thing or the start of a long-term shift away from the GOP.