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RNC Spox Hits NAACP for Ignoring Black GOP Victories in Midterms

This week’s midterm elections marked two historic moments: the election of the first black female Republican in Congress (Mia Love), and the election of the first black senator in the South since Reconstruction (Republican Tim Scott).

The NAACP put out a statement today on the elections that largely focused on voting rights, irregularities in certain states, and calling on Congress to pass new legislation on the matter. In fact, voting rights was such a big part of the NAACP’s Election Day focus that they ran with the hashtag #VoteWatch to encourage people to report any voting irregularities.

The conservative website Townhall noticed something missing from that statement: any mention of Love or Scott.

This, in turn, set off RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams, who took to Twitter to lambaste the NAACP for only supporting black legislators on one side of the political aisle:

[h/t The Blaze]
[image via NAACP]

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