Sunday, March 15, 2020
TKC MUST SEE!!! NAACP DEMANDS RESIGNATION AFTER MISSOURI SECRETARY OF STATE ASHCROFT CALLS KANSAS CITY MAYOR QUINTON LUCAS VOTING COMPLAINTS FAKE NEWS!!!
Kansas City news has been keeping strangely quiet about the aftermath of this week's biggest political ruckus that resonated across the state and the nation.
Here's the aftermath of the primary vote hot mess . . .
AP: Missouri NAACP calls for top election official to resign
"The Missouri NAACP on Friday called for the state’s top election official to step down in part over his criticism of the Kansas City mayor, who complained about issues voting during this week’s presidential primary.
"Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, who is black, on Tuesday struggled to vote after a poll worker mistakenly switched his first and last names while searching for him in the voter rolls. After Lucas took to Twitter to raise issues with his experience voting, Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, who is white, criticized Lucas. Ashcroft said Lucas threw a well-meaning poll worker under the bus and that he could have voted if he wanted to but declined two efforts to resolve the problem at that time.
“He’s saying things that are not true,” Ashcroft said. “And what he is leading voters in Kansas City to believe is that if they’re an individual of color, they may not be allowed to vote. And that is abominable.”
Accordingly . . .
MISSOURI NAACP DENOUNCES SECSTATE ASHCROFT AND DEMANDS HIS JOB!!!
Here's their hot take:
Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel said Ashcroft’s comment that Lucas could have voted if he wanted to “fits into a racial narrative that has been used in Missouri for a very long time and one that the NAACP is still fighting against.”
“When we raise a concern about not being able to fulfill one of our constitutional obligations as a citizen,” Chapel said, “we ought to be taken seriously and not chastised, and certainly not chastised in the way that Secretary Ashcroft did to the mayor.”
From there the argument escalated quickly with the Missouri SecState doubling down on his criticism and pointing out alleged "false statements" from the KCMO mayor. Meanwhile, many activists claimed the comments seemed "personal" as nationwide reporting nearly earned as much coverage as the 2017 Missouri NAACP travel warning that called out the entire state over alleged racism.
What might be the most important fact about this kerfuffle is that the Mayor was later allowed to vote and there was actually no problem with his registration or documentation only a poll worker who made a mistake that resulted in nationwide headlines and continued hard feelings along partisan and racial lines.
You decide . . .