Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition Plans to Sue Greenville, SC Over Nonpartisan Elections

Jesse Jackson  SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Jesse Jackson
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Rev. Jesse Jackson said he plans to sue the city of Greenville over its nonpartisan elections.

Jackson was in Greenville Sunday morning speaking to members of Springfield Baptist church. He attacked the city’s recent vote to establish nonpartisan elections, which are not tied to political parties.

Jackson said the change would dilute the black vote, making it harder for minorities to get elected in Greenville.

“It costs more to run. It’s more difficult for the poor to run. More difficult for the minority to win. So, it’s a scheme of wiping out the voter impact through dilution,” Jackson said.

Jackson said his Rainbow Push Coalition will file a lawsuit against Greenville to try to stop the nonpartisan elections.

Vice Mayor David Sudduth said until a lawsuit has been filed and he’s had a chance to review it, he could not comment.

Source: WYFF 4

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