Wright & Rangel On Espaillat Voter Suppression Allegations



13th Congressional District candidate Keith Wright condemned reported activity of a PAC supporting rival candidate Adriano Espaillat which has been characterized as voter suppression. ┬áSpeaking as he accompanied Congressman Charles Rangel to vote today, Wright described those actions as having “brought up all of the ghosts of the civil rights movement … all of the ghosts of Jim Crowism … all of the ghosts of poll taxes” and declared that such tactics have “no place at all in any political activities here in this community.” ┬áRangel expressed surprise that “they are … so stupid to actually put it in writing,” describing such actions as “shameful.”