BET Wire: Who's to Blame for Hard Times in Black America?

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Harvesting Votes?

A conference call with aides to Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran crashed on July 2 when a participant accused the Republican lawmaker of "harvesting" Black votes to win his June run-off, Politico reports. “If Black people were harvesting cotton, why is it OK to harvest their votes?” the caller asked. Since the victory, Cochran's campaign has been accused of buying the votes of Black Democrats who helped him win and other irregularities.

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