Black Lives Matter tells Joe Biden, ‘We want something for our vote’

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BLM co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors Rich Fury/Getty Images for Teen Vogue

Claiming that “Black people won this election” for the Democrats – when it is still very much in doubt that anyone won anything for them – the leader of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation recently wrote an open letter to “President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-Elect Kamala Harris” making it clear that it’s payback time.

As if speaking for all black people, BLM co-founder and executive director Patrisse Cullors said she is “relieved that the Trump era in government is coming to a close,” adding, “As we celebrate his electoral demise, we also know that his political exit does not ensure an end to the intolerable conditions faced by Black people in America.”

As reported by The Daily Wire, the letter was dated Nov. 7, the day several media outlets announced the Democratic ticket had won the presidency.

President Donald Trump has not conceded, saying voter fraud obviously occurred in a number of swing states. Attorney General William Barr on Nov. 9 authorized the Department of Justice to investigate voting irregularities.

On behalf of the BLM Global Network, Cullors wrote in part:

We want something for our vote … We want to be heard and our agenda to be prioritized. We issue these expectations not just because Black people are the most consistent and reliable voters for Democrats, but also because Black people are truly living in crisis in a nation that was built on our subjugation. Up until this point, the United States has refused to directly reckon with the way it devalues Black people and devastates our lives. This cannot continue. Black people can neither afford to live through the vitriol of a Trump-like Presidency, nor through the indifference of a Democrat-controlled government that refuses to wrestle with its most egregious and damnable shame.According to the Associated Press, “the BLM network banked millions of dollars from a surge of donations” that followed nationwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, who died on May 25 in the custody of the Minneapolis police. Cullors established a fund of more than $12 million, the outlet reported.

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