Voting in Georgia smashes turnout records after MSNBC, CNN and others come forward with ‘Jim Crow’ accusations
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Democrats, business and liberal media have repeatedly decried the Election Integrity Act passed by Republicans in Georgia as the next Jim Crow, but Peach State is now seeing record early voting turnout. ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
President Biden last year called the law, known as SB 202, “a blatant assault on the Constitution and good conscience,” called it “Jim Crow in the 21st century,” and backed moving the Major League Baseball 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in response. Biden has urged Congress to pass sweeping federal voting laws, including the People’s Act and the John Lewis Advancing Voting Rights Act.
Biden, along with Democrats and members of the liberal media, argued that the law would disenfranchise people, especially minority Americans, and could unbalance American democracy.
But voting in Georgia is breaking early records despite the state’s “controversial new election law,” as the Washington Post put it.
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A 70-year-old black woman who spoke to the Post said she was surprised at how easy it was to vote.
“I had heard that they were going to try to dissuade us in every way possible because of the fact that we did not become Republicans in the last election, while Trump did not win. Go there and to vote as easily as I do and to be treated with the respect I knew I deserved as an American citizen – I was truly rejected,” she said.
According to the office of Georgian Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, there were nearly 800,000 ballots cast by Georgians on Friday, a number three times higher than in 2018 and significantly higher than 2020, an election year when voting generally increases.
“Major media joined Stacey Abrams and Joe Biden in saying Georgia’s election integrity law was ‘Jim Crow’ and would suppress the vote,” Raffensperger told Fox News Digital. “In fact, SB 202 has made some common sense reforms that will help ensure confidence in the Georgia election. The fact that we are seeing record early voting turnout, including record minority turnout , proves that the Abrams/Biden narrative has always been completely wrong.”
Such information likely surprised the Post, which last June tweeted that the law signed by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp “places a number of restrictions” on voting and thus has earned him comparisons to Jim Crow laws. which “effectively blocked black men and women from voting in the American South.”
An attached article argued in part that the new restrictions are “likely” to make it “disproportionately more difficult” for people of color to vote.
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Two months earlier, the newspaper’s editorial board claimed that Republicans had adopted a strategy in many states, including Georgia, to make it harder to vote.
“No, it’s not a complete throwback to Jim Crow. But it shows a toxic hostility to democracy that no Republican can be proud of,” the board concluded.
The Post was far from the only media organization touting the Jim Crow narrative.
A March 2021 article by lawyer and author Teri Kanefield on MSNBC was headlined “Georgia’s ‘Jim Crow’ voter suppression bill is now law. Here’s how Democrats can fight back.”
“‘Jim Crow in Suit and Tie: Georgia Passes Massive Voter Suppression Bill,'” the headlining Vanity Fair said.
A New York Times opinion column asked about the Georgia law, “If it ain’t Jim Crow, what is it?”
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It was not just in print that liberal organizations flooded the airwaves with rabid criticism of Georgia’s law, but also on the airwaves.
MSNBC host Joy Reid said early last year that the Republican voting legislation marked the “end of democracy” in America and the beginning of an apartheid-like strategy in South Africa. .
“It’s old school American, it’s Jim Crow American,” Reid added.
Additionally, during an appearance on MSNBC, liberal Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson was asked by host Ali Velshi if he agreed with Biden’s comments comparing the law to Jim Crow.
“Well, I would say so,” Robinson replied. “I mean I grew up under Jim Crow laws.”
“It’s voter suppression, it’s the new Jim Crow,” CNN anchor Don Lemon also said of the Georgia law and the filibuster.
CNN political analyst April Ryan fired directly at the GOP, calling them a party against “America’s browning” and actively “cheating at the ballot box.”
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Speaking to CBSN, the New York Times opinion columnist told host Tanya Rivero that the law was at least “Jim Crow-adjacent.”