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The reaction in Mobile to Kamala Harris as Vice President-Elect

Dec 10, 2020
Biden-Harris campaign

An APR news feature

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is less than a week away from what may be her comfirmation by the U.S. Electoral College. Her election attracted attention in the African-American, Asian-American, and Indian-American communities. Harris will also be the first woman to assume the second highest office in the nation. APR Gulf coast correspondent Lynn Oldshue sat down with two young ladies along the Gulf coast who have a lot to say about this moment in history.

 

FLOMATON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police officer has resigned after he posted a threatening message against supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. 

An investigation began Thursday into a post on Flomaton Police Capt. Scott Walden’s personal Facebook page. The post said, “They need to line up ev1 (every one) of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason.” The post was later taken down from public view Thursday.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Crowds gather every year at Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church to mark the anniversary of the day when a bomb planted by Ku Klux Klansmen went off just before worship, killing four Black girls. 

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have easily won their party's presidential primaries in Alabama.

Trump had an insurmountable lead over the only other candidate on the GOP primary ballot, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. And Biden carried the state on Super Tuesday after a weekend appearance for an event commemorating the 55th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma.

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SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopefuls are coming to Selma on Sunday as part of their final push before Super Tuesday.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Tom Steyer  are scheduled to visit Selma.

The candidates are attending the 55th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" the infamous 1965 march in which civil rights demonstrators were beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge.

In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Birmingham, Alabama, Mayor Randall Woodfin says he is backing Joe Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

Woodfin was among several Southern black mayors who met with the former vice president in Atlanta last month. Collectively, the group represents millions of voters in key early primary states. Candidates including current and former mayors have been courting mayors this cycle as crucial surrogates.

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Vice President Joe Biden says the same human rights that African Americans fought for in Selma, Alabama, are at stake for gay rights activists today.

Biden is drawing parallels between the civil rights and gay rights movements in a speech to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay rights group.

He says Selma and Stonewall were "basically the same movement." He's referring to 1969 Stonewall Inn riots that marked the symbolic start of the modern gay rights movement.