Double Up: Landlord Raising Rent if Biden Wins Election

Double Up: Landlord Raising Rent if Biden Wins Election

Fort Morgan, Colorado tenants are enraged after receiving letters to their homes implying their rent will most likely double if Joe Biden is elected as President. The note further states that if President Donald Trump is re-elected, the rent will remain the same for at least two years. The last statement which was contradicting, indicated that the landlord is not telling them how to vote but just passing along the message.

Whether the rent will be raised in anger or pure coincidence, the tenants feel this is a form of Voter Suppression. Voter Suppression is defined as a strategy used to influence the outcome of an election. Threatening to raise rent if one candidate wins over the other is attempting to influence the outcome of the election. Tenants now fear where they will be living or if they would have to move based on the outcome, especially when it is not in their control. Most of the tenants are of Hispanic descent and felt that is why this letter was sent out.

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