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Statement on Guilty Verdict for Murderer of George Floyd
In the midst of an election campaign presented by the two big parties as a do-or-die contest, the Working Class Party effectively maintained our base, built up since 2016, when Working Class Party first made it on to the ballot in Michigan.
David Harding, candidate of the Working Class Party of Maryland, had 3,677 votes (as of the November 10 count) for mayor of Baltimore City. This was about 1.7% of the votes cast for mayor.
Nov. 4, the day after – like everyone else, we are waiting for the final counts. But one thing we can see already is that Working Class Party maintained its vote from two years ago. This was important, given the virus, as well as an election campaign that insisted everyone choose sides between the two big parties. Certainly, the 2020 election was not exactly comparable with 2018. And our results one day after the election, are still very incomplete. Nonetheless, they show that there is a steady, if small, part of the population who agree with our affirmation that working people need their own party, and furthermore that working people have the capacity to build a different society than the one we are caught in today.
David Harding, the Working Class Party candidate for Mayor of Baltimore city, was interviewed on Maryland TV station WMAR. That interview, datelined October 26, 2020, was published on WMAR: "David Harding: Political activist on the ballot.”