The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation has demanded California Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom appoint a Black woman to the U.S. Senate seat it expects will soon be vacated by Kamala Harris.
Several major news outlets projected the Democratic ticket of Joe Biden and Harris had won the presidential election 10 days ago. President Donald Trump, however, has not conceded, alleging voter fraud occurred in several swing states. If Trump’s challenges and lawsuits are unsuccessful, it’s up to Newsom to select a replacement to serve out Harris’ Senate term, which ends in 2022.
— Black Lives Matter (@Blklivesmatter) November 17, 2020
BLM leaders are soliciting signatures for a petition calling on the governor to succumb to the organization’s demand. The appeal says, “without Kamala Harris, there are no Black women in the Senate at all,” adding, “we’re