Leftist ‘Jim Crowe’ Smears be Damned, African-Americans Satisfied with Georgia Election Laws
After Georgia Governor Brian Kemp introduced reforms intended to bolster election integrity in the state, he received immediate backlash from Democratic politicians, corporations, and even sports leagues, but black voters were just fine with the laws.
The President of the United States went so far as to call the Election Integrity Bill of 2021 ‘Jim Crowe in the 21st century’.
“This is Jim Crow in the 21st Century. It must end,” President Biden said of the measure at the time it became law.
Biden’s statement led to a liberal moral panic across the country concerning voting rights.
Sen. Warnock on Biden's stance on Georgia's new law curbing voting access: "I was heartened when I heard him speak so clearly about how urgent this is, recognizing that this is Jim Crowe 2.0." https://t.co/F7AHY1LuJo
— Axios (@axios) March 28, 2021
“Instead of celebrating the rights of all Georgians to vote or winning campaigns on the merits of their ideas, Republicans in the state instead rushed through an un-American law to deny people the right to vote,” Biden said in a statement condemning the law.
As it turns out, an overwhelming majority of African-Americans in Georgia are satisfied with Georgia’s election laws.
According to a poll by The University of Georgia School of Public Affairs, 96.2% of African Americans rated the experience in the recent 2022 midterm elections as either ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good.’
0% said their experience was poor.
While African-American politicians who are Republican cautioned against hysteria against the bill, including Senator Tim Scott, R-Sc, the passage of the bill resulted in the MLB cutting business ties with the state by relocating the All-Star Game and draft.
“Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views. I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft.” The League Commissioner decided at the time.
MLB Commissioner: "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box… I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft."
— Ryan Struyk (@ryanstruyk) April 2, 2021
During the backlash against the bill, Kemp called the issue a ‘manufactured crisis.’ He reiterated that the bill makes it ‘easy to vote’ in the state while making it ‘hard to cheat.’
“First of all, this is a manufactured crisis from those that are profiting off of it, and the bill does, as we’ve always tried to do in Georgia, and that’s make it easy to vote, hard to cheat, doing really common sense things that I think will make our elections even smoother in the state of Georgia, replacing the signature match with the voter I.D., which is free in Georgia, by the way, securing drop boxes around the clock, which didn’t exist before this legislation that I signed the other day.” He said.
Brian Kemp: "In Georgia, it's easy to vote and hard to cheat." pic.twitter.com/iURTwi9JT7
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 18, 2022
“Common sense things like requiring poll workers to continue tabulating ballots until all votes are counted and then expanding voting access, especially on the weekends. And it’s amazing that people are against those common-sense measures.” Kemp further said.
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