The news is out: [A Mississippi elections official became the subject of social media fury over the weekend when she tweeted that she was “concerned” about an increase in black voters.
“I’m concerned about voter registration in Mississippi,” Gail Welch, an elections commissioner in Jones County, Mississippi wrote. “The blacks are having lots [of] events for voter registration. People in Mississippi have to get involved, too.”
The Clarion Ledger reported that Ms Welch wrote the comment on Sunday on Facebook. The comment then went viral across social media.
Ms Welch defended her statement claiming it had been intended to be private and that she wasn’t trying to be racist, but rather encourage voter turnout.]
It’s extremely funny how some people need to explain what they said in plain American English; like they have their own language.