I’m not on Facebook. My former head rabbi in Greensboro is, and my wife showed me something he posted this morning. He is politically active, does a ton of outreach to clergy of other religions, I was a regular attendee of his Saturday morning Torah study sessions that were always well populated at any time of year because he’s that good. When the 50th anniversary of the March on Selma was held a few years ago, he realized that no rabbis were involved (they were on the original march) and, on short notice, got a bus load of his own congregants, got a little-used synagogue there as a base of operations, and by the time he was finished, Peter Yarrow came in and sang at that synagogue. He hosts a Sabbath eve service for Dr. Martin Luther King jr.’s birthday every year that is interdenominational with guest speakers and a lot of local Christian attendance, particularly from Black congregations, and the guest speaker at the last one I attended was Rev. William Barber. A few years ago, when Amendment One - the state amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman - was being voted on, he was responsible for bringing Rev. Barber into town to speak to Black clergy who were initially supportive of the amendment, reframing the issue as a civil rights issue, and the result is that the amendment failed in Greensboro.
As a source, this guy is dead reliable.
I can’t copy the link, so I’ll type its contents.
October 23 at 10:35 AM
Voting Machine Problems in Guilford County
Please review your ballot carefully. I voted
this morning in Guilford County, and found
that five of my votes have been randomly
changed. All were changed from a
Democratic candidate to a Republican one. I
called the supervisor over to look at the
machine and she noticed the last three
times that it was changed. She shut down
the machine and said that there was a
problem of calibration. Quite frankly
however, I am more than suspicious.
To everyone, regardless of political
affiliation, please review your ballot
carefully. I‘Ve been voting for 48 years and
have never seen something like this. It is
I think we’re in danger of a considerably bigger issue of voter fraud than anything the Republicans could fix with voter ID laws.