John Lewis Speaks With WCQS Ahead of Charlotte March to the Polls

Nov 3, 2016

Democratic Georgia Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis is in Charlotte today trying to rally voters to the polls.  He'll lead a march he says reminds him of marches he lead in Alabama in the 1960s.  Lewis' visit comes as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton tries to gin up enthusiasm during North Carolina's early voting period, which ends Saturday.  Turnout numbers among black voters are down from where they were this time 4 years ago.  He spoke with WCQS's Jeremy Loeb about those concerns, and about the ongoing legal battle over voting rights in North Carolina.

Lewis' visit is part of an all-out sprint among surrogates for Clinton to turn out voters in this battleground state.  President Obama was in Chapel Hill yesterday and returns to the state tomorrow.  Senator Bernie Sanders will be with Clinton today in Raleigh.  And Chelsea Clinton returns to Asheville on Saturday for a get out the vote rally.  

Republican nominee Donald Trump is scheduled for rallies today in Concord and Selma, North Carolina.  His running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence will be in Greenville, NC Friday.