Members of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus held a series of news conferences across the state Thursday, urging African-Americans to get out and vote. State representative Chandra Dillard spoke in Greenville.
There are things and consequences that happen when we don’t vote. Change can’t happen. People’s voices cannot be heard. You have no right to complain if you don’t vote.
State representative Harold Mitchell of Spartanburg spoke in Greenville:
This state is facing a critical point in our budget. We’re going to have to elect people that’s going to look out for our interests. And, we need to get the right people in office, so it’s important that we get everybody out to vote.
Besides Greenville, other events were also held in Columbia, Rock Hill, Florence and Charleston.
On MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports, Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn was asked if he thought fewer African-Americans would vote in the upcoming election.
I am not finding that where I am going. I am finding that the African American vote is in fact engaged. They went out two years ago to change Washington. They are going to go out this time to guard those changes.
Clyburn also said he did not believe polling samples that suggest Republicans might get 30 percent of the African-American vote.