This week, Deray Mckesson, Black Lives Matter activist and Baltimore mayoral candidate, dropped by The Post to speak on his plans for Black Lives Matter, Baltimore and social media, his views on Bill Clinton and race, and exactly why he wears that blue vest all the time.
But will his national social media popularity (more than 300,000 followers on Twitter) translate into local votes for the 30-year-old candidate? Recent polling puts him at less than 1 percent, far behind more established candidates Catherine E. Pugh and former mayor Sheila Dixon a few weeks ahead of the April 26 primary. Still, McKesson remains seemingly unfazed. “We will continue connecting with voters by knocking doors, making calls and using social media up until April 26. Every day, I talk to voters who want change, who believe in a stronger Baltimore and who pledged their support to my candidacy.”