Ahmaud Arbery’s mother will vote for Biden near spot son was killed

Keydra Manns
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Ahmaud Arbery’s mother met with Trump after her son was killed but will vote for Biden instead

Wanda Cooper, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, isn’t letting a three-hour drive stop her from voting. The mother who laid her son to rest earlier this year after he was shot and killed in Glynn County, Georgia allegedly by resident Travis McMichael while on a jog.

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According to TMZ, Arbery’s mother returned to Brunswick, GA, to vote. She moved away after her son passed but she says the three-hour drive from where she currently lives is worth it because she is honoring her son.

Wanda Jones-Cooper, Ahmaud Arbery theGrio.com
Wanda Jones-Cooper with her son, Ahmaud Arbery (Personal Family Picture)

She voted for Joe Biden despite meeting with President Donald Trump after her son was killed.

“A GREAT woman. Her son is looking down from heaven & is very proud of his wonderful & loving mom!!!,” Trump tweeted in June.

Cooper says she isn’t impressed with Trump. She told the publication she does not believe he will live up to his promises such as fixing the racial tensions in this country and she isn’t a fan of how he has handled the coronavirus pandemic and the little remorse for the over 200,000 Americans who have lost their lives. She explained Biden won her over with his message of unity. She believed Biden could bring about real change and says her son would have felt the same way.

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Cooper previously authored an article for ABC News in July and shared that her son’s final words to her were sweet and that they shared a special bond.

“The last time I saw Ahmaud alive his last three words were, “I love you.” And whenever I get discouraged or really sad, I hear his voice saying those words,” she wrote.

“My other two children, sometimes they thought Ahmaud was my favorite. But I’d tell them, “I love you all.” It’s because Ahmaud and I shared a very special bond. We were really close. Ahmaud was the baby that would come and give me a kiss on the cheek. And when he grew into a young adult, he would still give me those same little kisses.”

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