Some of the world's most notable professional athletes have taken a spirited stand following the killing of George Floyd, which has sparkedmass protests against racial injustice throughout the nation.
In many ways, LeBron James has steered this movement, and he was back to expressing his anger on Twitter after the state of Kentucky decideed to make drastic cuts to the number of polling locations for Tuesday's primary elections. Less than 200 precincts will be open for voters, down from 3,700 (!) in a normal election year.
It's really hard to argue with LeBron's logic here. The ongoing demonstrations will almost definitely result in a massive flood of voter turnout compared to recent years. In fact, the Washington Post claims that there's been a "huge influx in requests for mail-in ballots." However, a large portion of voters have yet to receive theirs with the election just days away.
No matter which way you look at it, Kentucky choosing to slash the number of polling locations this severely is a real eye-opener. Per activist Dena Grayson, there's now just one polling place for over 600,000 registered voters in Jefferson County, where 50% of the state's black voters reside.
If you call this a coincidence, then you're part of the problem. This is a glaring example of systemic racism, and LeBron was wholly justified in going scorched earth after learning of the news.