Controversy is stirring over a Facebook post made by the Chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party. In the post, Corey Strong calls Republican nominees on next month’s general election ballot, “demonstrably racist, homophobic, and unqualified.”
Strong goes on to urge fellow Democrats to get 15,000 moderate and suburban Democrats to the polls on August 2nd.
This post comes on the heels of a decision made by the Shelby County Election Commission last week to start early voting with just one precinct at the Agricenter. Friday, the Commission reversed course and decided instead to open two locations, one in Whitehaven and one in Germantown.
Shelby County Republican Chairman Lee Mills issued a statement calling on Democrats to condemn their Chairman.
Mills adds, “as usual the Democrat party leads the race to the bottom by name calling, labeling, and outright lying about Republican candidates.”
However, Strong says his post was taken out of context.
“I was speaking to some of the people in it, but the thing is this if you have one person on your slate that you’re supporting, if one of them is racist and that’s okay, that’s one too many. One person that says something inappropriate is one too many,” says Strong.
No further action has been taken for the post, but of course as this story develops you will be the first to know.