BET Wire: Don't Forget to Vote, Everybody!

African-Americans can influence several key elections.

In Case You Missed It - Republicans leave President Obama scratching his head; Ben Carson kind of blames the spread of measles on immigrants; one lawmaker thinks it's OK if your food service worker doesn't wash his hands after a bathroom break ? and more. ? Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)

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In Case You Missed It - African-American voter turnout could help decide who will control the U.S. Senate; "Willie Horton" is alive in Nebraska and endorsing a GOP candidate; young voters aren't feeling Democrats; another law firm has bailed on the opportunity to sue President Obama, and more. – Joyce Jones (@BETpolitichick)(Photo: BET)

Be the Change - This image has been criticized by Republicans as race-bating, but African-Americans could make a difference in key elections around the nation. Their choices could help determine not only who controls the U.S. Senate and Obama's remaining two years in office, but also who will be the deciders on critical local issues, like minimum wage, law enforcement and the quality of their children's education, so Democrats have taken a "drastic measures" approach to get out the Black vote. "If we don't vote, we get what we get," like another Ferguson, warns Rep. Marcia Fudge. "If we don't vote, we don't count."   (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images via Georgia Democratic Party Mailer)

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Be the Change - This image has been criticized by Republicans as race-bating, but African-Americans could make a difference in key elections around the nation. Their choices could help determine not only who controls the U.S. Senate and Obama's remaining two years in office, but also who will be the deciders on critical local issues, like minimum wage, law enforcement and the quality of their children's education, so Democrats have taken a "drastic measures" approach to get out the Black vote. "If we don't vote, we get what we get," like another Ferguson, warns Rep. Marcia Fudge. "If we don't vote, we don't count." (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images via Georgia Democratic Party Mailer)

A Killer Endorsement - Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins captured the nation's attention when he was featured in a controversial "Willie Horton" type ad run by Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry campaign. In an interesting twist, Jenkins issued an impromptu endorsement of the lawmaker at an Oct. 29 court hearing, ?Vote Lee Terry guys, greatest Republican ever,? Jenkins shouted. ?Vote for Lee Terry. He?s a great guy,? he added.(Photo: NRCC via YouTube.com)

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A Killer Endorsement - Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins captured the nation's attention when he was featured in a controversial "Willie Horton" type ad run by Nebraska Rep. Lee Terry campaign. In an interesting twist, Jenkins issued an impromptu endorsement of the lawmaker at an Oct. 29 court hearing, “Vote Lee Terry guys, greatest Republican ever,” Jenkins shouted. “Vote for Lee Terry. He’s a great guy,” he added.(Photo: NRCC via YouTube.com)

Where Have the Voter Registration Forms Gone? - Somehow tens of thousands of voter registration forms are missing from Georgia's database. ?That impedes people?s rights,? 9 to 5 Atlanta Working Women organizer Angela Aldridge told Think Progress. ?People need information before they go out to vote and they don?t even know if they?re registered or not. They were discouraged, upset, kind of frazzled, not really knowing what was going on. What can you even say to people who want to vote but possibly can?t?? (Photo: EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV)

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Where Have the Voter Registration Forms Gone? - Somehow tens of thousands of voter registration forms are missing from Georgia's database. “That impedes people’s rights,” 9 to 5 Atlanta Working Women organizer Angela Aldridge told Think Progress. “People need information before they go out to vote and they don’t even know if they’re registered or not. They were discouraged, upset, kind of frazzled, not really knowing what was going on. What can you even say to people who want to vote but possibly can’t?” (Photo: EPA/ERIK S. LESSER /LANDOV)

Like, Seriously. - Democrats are losing ground with America?s 18- to 29-year-olds, according to new survey from Harvard University's Institute of Politics. In fact, 51 percent of millennial voters who plan to vote in the midterms said they prefer a Republican Congress versus 47 percent who said they favor Democrats. In addition, 23 percent of African-Americans said they'd prefer a GOP-led legislative branch, compared to 40 percent of whites.    (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

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Like, Seriously. - Democrats are losing ground with America’s 18- to 29-year-olds, according to new survey from Harvard University's Institute of Politics. In fact, 51 percent of millennial voters who plan to vote in the midterms said they prefer a Republican Congress versus 47 percent who said they favor Democrats. In addition, 23 percent of African-Americans said they'd prefer a GOP-led legislative branch, compared to 40 percent of whites. (Photo: J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

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Endangered Species - In the countdown to Election Day, Democrats are scrambling to save vulnerable incumbents. First-term Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford is one of them. In addition to a last-minute $300,000 ad buy, the Party deployed their top gun, former President Bill Clinton, to stump on the freshman's behalf. (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Endangered Species - In the countdown to Election Day, Democrats are scrambling to save vulnerable incumbents. First-term Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford is one of them. In addition to a last-minute $300,000 ad buy, the Party deployed their top gun, former President Bill Clinton, to stump on the freshman's behalf. (Photo: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Shut Up - Speaking at a Washington Ideas Forum on Oct. 29, Attorney General Eric Holder has an order for whoever is responsible for leaking information from the grand jury in Ferguson tasked with deciding whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson: Shut Up! ?I think that these leakers have made the determination that they?re trying to shape public opinion about this case and that is inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations, and especially grand jury investigations, which are supposed to be secret,? Holder said.(Photo: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Shut Up - Speaking at a Washington Ideas Forum on Oct. 29, Attorney General Eric Holder has an order for whoever is responsible for leaking information from the grand jury in Ferguson tasked with deciding whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson: Shut Up! “I think that these leakers have made the determination that they’re trying to shape public opinion about this case and that is inconsistent with the way in which we conduct investigations, and especially grand jury investigations, which are supposed to be secret,” Holder said.(Photo: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Embrace Them - Obama praised American health care workers fighting Ebola in West Africa during an event at the White House on Oct. 29 and said they should be embrace their service. "We can make sure that when they come back, they are being monitored in a prudent fashion, but we want to make sure that we understand that they are doing God's work over there." According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 49 percent of Americans approve of how the president is handling the crisis, compared to 41 percent who think he's not doing a good job. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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Embrace Them - Obama praised American health care workers fighting Ebola in West Africa during an event at the White House on Oct. 29 and said they should be embrace their service. "We can make sure that when they come back, they are being monitored in a prudent fashion, but we want to make sure that we understand that they are doing God's work over there." According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 49 percent of Americans approve of how the president is handling the crisis, compared to 41 percent who think he's not doing a good job. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

True Colors - In a recording captured by CNN, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who reportedly is mulling over a 2016 presidential bid, was heard saying: ?I?m trying to help you with your tax status. I?m sorry the government?s so f**ked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.? (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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True Colors - In a recording captured by CNN, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who reportedly is mulling over a 2016 presidential bid, was heard saying: “I’m trying to help you with your tax status. I’m sorry the government’s so f**ked up. If I get to be president, white men in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency.” (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sarah Redux - Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is threatening to get back into politics. ?Hey, the more they?re pouring it on, the more I?m going to bug the crap out of them by being out there, with a voice, with the message, hopefully running for office in the future too,? she told the Fox Business Network.  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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Sarah Redux - Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is threatening to get back into politics. “Hey, the more they’re pouring it on, the more I’m going to bug the crap out of them by being out there, with a voice, with the message, hopefully running for office in the future too,” she told the Fox Business Network.  (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Double Trouble - For the second time in two months, a major law firm has decided that working on the House's lawsuit against Obama is a bad idea. "As I predicted in the Rules Committee when Speaker Boehner proposed this political stunt to quiet the extremist end of his caucus, House Republicans cannot find any credible lawyers willing to take up their lawsuit against President Obama, even for $500 an hour," said Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida). "That two firms have already quit on them in a town as partisan and divided as Washington tells you how little merit there is in this whole debacle." (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)

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Double Trouble - For the second time in two months, a major law firm has decided that working on the House's lawsuit against Obama is a bad idea. "As I predicted in the Rules Committee when Speaker Boehner proposed this political stunt to quiet the extremist end of his caucus, House Republicans cannot find any credible lawyers willing to take up their lawsuit against President Obama, even for $500 an hour," said Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida). "That two firms have already quit on them in a town as partisan and divided as Washington tells you how little merit there is in this whole debacle." (Photo: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque)