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Celebrities and athletes are known to endorse presidential candidates. LeBron James is taking that initiative a step further.
LeBron and the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition are actively sending text messages to residents for the purpose of forwarding them to convicted felons, Outkick has learned.
LeBron and the group are offering to pay fines and fees so felons can vote in the upcoming presidential election (for Joe Biden).
Here is one of the screenshots Outkick obtained Monday:
Outkick obtained this screenshot Monday:
— OutKick (@Outkick) September 22, 2020
In June, LeBron launched the group More Than A Vote to “fight black voter suppression and excite minority voters across the nation.”
We live!!! https://t.co/myvC7O9Omi Thank you to every incredible athlete and artist working to help us pull this together. Change doesn’t happen sitting on the sideline. Use our site to register and join our fight against voter suppression. ✊🏾👑 #MoreThanAVote #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/qcowjYBefW
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 23, 2020
In another tweet with #MoreThanaVote, LeBron tweeted, “This is SYSTEMIC RACISM and OPPRESSION.”
Just yesterday, LeBron was quoted in a Daily Wire story saying, “black people in the community don’t believe that their vote matters.”
The texts and promotions for the cause don’t specify what happens if an interested felon is known to support President Donald Trump or oppose the Chinese Communist Party. Maybe a “Sorry. We met our budget” response from the LeBron team?