Race heats up as Kentucky, New York head to polls
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Tuesday voters in Kentucky and New York head to the polls.
The protests over the killings of people of color by police are having a direct impact on the Democratic primary race in Kentucky as candidates compete to take on Senator Mitch McConnell in November.
Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath is up against state representative Charles Booker.
McGrath was considered a shoo-in to take on McConnell, but Booker’s campaign has seen a surge of momentum as the nation reckons with racism and police brutality.
McGrath has struggled to find her footing as she has been criticized for not being involved with the recent protests.
Kentucky is also preparing for potentially long lines after concerns of coronavirus led state elections officials to sharply limit the number of in-person polling places.
Many fear that these cuts can potentially disenfranchise black voters.
Posted – 6.23.20