In Wednesday’s presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, the commander-in-chief made a statement that left Biden supporters aghast.
When asked to denounce white supremacists and far-right groups such as the Proud Boys, Trump said, “Stand back and stand by,” which was interpreted as a call to arms.
Chris Wallace: "Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white supremacists and militia groups and to say that they need to stand down…"
Trump: "Proud Boys, stand back and stand by! But I'll tell you what, somebody's got to do something about antifa and the left." pic.twitter.com/4vrPocKzcu
— Axios (@axios) September 30, 2020
As a result, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry urged his fans to turn out and vote in the upcoming election.
Stand back and stand by??????????? No further questions your honor! #vote
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) September 30, 2020
With the Nov. 3 election being considered by many to be the most consequential in modern American history, the NBA as a whole has been urging people to make sure their decisions are counted.
Multiple NBA teams have allowed their home arenas to become polling places to make it easier for residents to easily cast their vote.
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James started the “More Than a Vote” initiative to not only help turn out the vote, but to also combat voter suppression.