The New Black Panther Party, a hate group, is deploying Armed Guards to polling centers across Georgia in order to “offer security.” Today’s runoff election between Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., and GOP candidate Herschel Walker is expected to be closely contested and the The New Black Panther Party said they intended to protect voters from violence or intimidation. They also say they are not endorsing either candidate in the race.
“No one will come and touch, harm, threaten, do anything to any person walking into that voting booth to exercise that right,” organizer Khallida Ramla Bastet said Monday during a press conference, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.
This is a legal position that we are taking. We are in position so that if anything happens to anyone, we are here to offer you legal representation. We are here to offer you security. And that’s that. And may the best person win,” Bastet said.