Jim Crow Raises Its’ Ugly Head “Again” In Georgia
“Yesterday, Governor Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a 95-page law designed to suppress the vote in the state where voters chose two Democratic senators in 2020, making it possible for Democrats to enact their agenda.”
I am not sure the election of two Democrats to the Senate was the objective of the voters in Georgia. It is more the result of voters flexing their muscle and stating, Repubs had better start to pay attention to the constituency, otherwise . . .
“The new law strips power from the Republican Secretary of State who stood up to Trump’s demand that he change the 2020 voting results. The law also makes it a crime to give water or food to people waiting in line to vote.”
Before you think Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is some type of hero, he does have a history of winnowing the voting pool.
“October 2019: The office of Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State (Brad) announced that over 313,000 voter registrations will be canceled by December 24. This will occur 90 days before Georgia’s March 24 presidential primary If the registrants don’t vote in next week’s municipal elections, return a form sent by mail, change their address online, or reregister altogether; they will be dropped from Voter rolls.
According to Georgia Public Broadcasting, 122,000 are set to be canceled simply because of registrants having had “no contact” with election officials for more than three years.”
Also . . . . a defiant State Rep. Park Cannon was arrested on Thursday after continuously knocking on Gov. Brian Kemp’s (R) door during the signing of the controversial voting bill. Park Cannon’s knocks came as Kemp hosted a livestreamed event for the signing of a controversial bill making voting more difficult, limiting the use of ballot drop boxes, setting photo ID requirements for absentee voting, etc.”
A young 24 year old State Representative, Park had this to say;
We will not live in fear, we will not be controlled, we have a right to our future, and we have a right to our freedom. We will come together and continue fighting white supremacy in all its forms.
The 24-year old Park Cannon showed more courage in openly protesting the signing of a voter suppression bill out of sight, by Governor Brian Kemp with his cadre in attendance behind closed doors. Kemp wanted to make sure there would be no public challenges live-broadcasted along with his signing of the controversial bill.
But whatever you do, do not call these deplorable politicians and the deplorable people that vote for them deplorable.
If we could “institute” labor unionization to 50% density tomorrow the danger would all wash away — safety would be unrecallably reanchored. If we proposed a painless political path — no running the organizing gauntlet — to achieve that goal the Republican party would wither away (or maybe even change its spots). Here is the path proposed by SEIU counsel Andrew Strom on On Labor — who left it there and then was never heard on the topic again. ??? Might we have at least a discussion please — at last?
So thankful that I live in Colorado.
Best voting system.
I have to say, that at the time I thought Hillary’s statement that half of Trump’s supporters were deplorables was pretty accurate. Now I do not think that there are more than 10% of Republicans who are not deplorables or morons.
IMO, the reason the ‘Deplorables’ kerfuffle worked
against HRC had a lot to do with the reason why the
Romney ‘47% don’t pay taxes’ gaffe worked so well
against Romney, in some strange way.