Former US president Barack Obama has accused the White House of suppressing black voters in a new campaign video for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
In the video, which has been shared with PBS before it is rolled out nationwide, Mr Obama urges the US public to vote as early as possible for Mr Biden.
“As you know, the election is coming up, and I’ve got just one word for you: vote,” the former president says. “Actually, I’ve got two: vote early.”
Without mentioning president Donald Trump by name, Mr Obama then adds: “Right now, from the White House on down, folks are working to keep people from voting, especially communities of colour.
"That’s because there’s a lot at stake in this election. Not just our pandemic response or racial justice, but our democracy itself.”