The Black mayor of Kansas City, Missouri went to vote on Tuesday in an area where the electorate is overwhelmingly Black but was turned away from the polls – which he said highlights the problems with voting in America.
Quinton Lucas said he was told he “wasn’t in the system” even though he has voted at the same location for more than 10 years and had a utility bill with him to verify his identity. The irony is before Lucas went to vote, he posted a video to Twitter extolling the importance of voting and urging everyone to exercise their right and privilege.
“I made a video this morning about the importance of voting and then got turned away because I wasn’t in the system even though I’ve voted there for 11 years, including for myself four times! Go figure, but that’s okay. We’ll be back later today!” Lucas captioned his tweet, which has been viewed almost 670,000 times.
When one person responded that it’s “not okay because it’s a real issue,” the mayor said he agreed. “Truth. We will be following up. Most people don’t have my privilege to come back,” he tweeted.
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