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Bryan Paints St. Thomas Orange With ‘Historic’ Motorcade; Vialet Overwhelmed by Mammoth Turnout on St. Croix

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Sunday in the U.S. Virgin Islands was overtaken with political activity just one day ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, with the Bryan-Roach and Vialet-Sarauw campaigns hosting massive motorcades as they make last-minute attempts to persuade voters.

On St. Thomas, the Bryan-Roach campaign held what many are calling a historic motorcade and the largest ever seen on the island, with an endless stream of hundreds of vehicles criss-crossing St. Thomas’s hilly landscape, beginning from downtown Charlotte Amalie.

Standing in a topless Jeep Wrangler was Governor Albert Bryan, who went live on Facebook throughout the hourslong motorcade as he gave viewers a first-hand perspective of the astonishing turnout.

A day earlier on St. Croix, Mr. Bryan and his supporters braved heavy rains and managed to host an impressive motorcade on the Big Island, as St. Croix is called, with a seemingly never-ending stream of hundreds of vehicles honking their horns and supporters screaming cheerfully at a Consortium camera positioned across from the St. Croix Educational Complex High School (SCEC).

The Vialet-Sarauw team’s motorcade on St. Croix was mammoth, drawing hundreds of vehicles and buoyant supporters. The incessant stream of vehicles left the Altona Lagoon and weaved through communities in Christiansted, before meeting the Consortium’s camera across from SCEC where participants demonstrated boisterous support for their candidate ahead of Nov. 8

Earlier, Mr. Vialet had went live on his phone through Facebook, and the overwhelming turnout he saw appears to have filled his heart with gratitude.

“The support is out here in full force, there are more and more cars that are joining the Vialet-Sarauw motorcade — just ecstatic support, ecstatic support that are joining us here today,” Mr. Vialet stated as he waved to supporters and cheered them along.

“We still have cars, my goodness. Heartwarming, overwhelming support. We feel very humbled by the support. I know we had a lot but I didn’t thought it was this much,” the gubernatorial candidate further stated.

The Vialet-Sarauw team did not host a motorcade in St. Thomas.

Just one day before the Nov. 8, 2022 General Election, emotions from both sides are raw, with nothing less than the future direction of the U.S. Virgin Islands hanging in the balance.

The Consortium will be bringing live coverage of Election Day 2022 from 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday on our Facebook page and website.

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