Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters.
“You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.” (RELATED: Keith Ellison: Universal Basic Income Has ‘A Lot Of Merit’)
“So my caveat to Dems is that if we win here, we have to court this electorate the same way we would any other electorate. There’s no just, ‘Oh, yeah, they’re going to vote for us.’ Not necessarily. And there’s a lot of folks in rural Georgia, a lot of white people, a lot of people of all different backgrounds who are disenfranchised because of this,” he added. (RELATED: Tucker SLAMS Keith Ellison For His Long History Of Abhorrent Views [VIDEO])