'We're going to march on these ballot boxes:' Democratic city leaders final plea to get voters to the polls

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MILWAUKEE (CBS58)-- Democratic state and city leaders are using their final days before the election to get voters to the polls. They held a “Souls to the Polls” press conference Saturday, Oct.31.  Thousands of people have already casted their vote for the presidential election. However, for the ones who haven’t, democratic leaders are asking them not to fall short and make their vote count. 

“We're going to march on these ballot boxes," Congresswoman Gwen Moore said.

It’s their final plea to encourage citizens to vote. Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Lt Governor Mandela Barnes and a few local pastors were fired up Saturday morning while speaking to a crowd of people. It was all part of their “Soul of the Nation” Bus Tour. 

Moore says right now the economy is suffering, there’s a lack of justice and COVID-19 has torn America apart. City leaders argue that Democratic residential nominee Joe Biden is the only candidate who can get the COVID-19 pandemic under control. 

“5,000 cases, new cases since yesterday in Wisconsin and there is no national strategy to stem the tide of this spread,"Moore said. “We going send somebody to the White House, send people to the state legislatures who will show justice, love, and mercy."

Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes says he’s already seen long lines at the polls.

“People are ready to go, people are ready to kick Donald Trump out of office,"he said. 

Barnes criticized President Donald Trump saying he’s not a man of  justice.

“We have a president who uses this veneer of divine approval in order to get votes in places where he doesn’t deserve them. He does not deserve to be seen as somebody who is on the side of justice, on the side of righteous because he’s not," Barnes said.

 Polls close at 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

If you have a ballot, it must be dropped in the voting boxes no later than 7:30 p.m.











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