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The Voter-Suppression Lie

Posted on Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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President Joe Biden is so committed to bipartisan cooperation and fact-based governance that he’s launched an ignorant and incendiary attack on the new Georgia voting law.

Biden says the new law is “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”

It’s now practically mandatory for Democrats to launch such unhinged broadsides. Elizabeth Warren, accusing Georgia governor Brian Kemp of having stolen his 2018 election victory over Democratic activist Stacey Abrams (a poisonous myth), tweeted, “The Republican who is sitting in Stacey Abrams’ chair just signed a despicable voter suppression bill into law to take Georgia back to Jim Crow.”

Anyone making this charge in good faith either doesn’t understand the hideousness of Jim Crow or the provisions of the Georgia law.

The old Jim Crow was billy clubs and fire hoses; the alleged new Jim Crow is asking people to write a driver’s license number on their absentee-ballot envelopes.

The old Jim Crow was poll taxes; the new Jim Crow is expanding weekend voting.

The old Jim Crow was disenfranchising voters en masse based on their race; the new Jim Crow is limiting ballot drop boxes to places they can’t be tampered with.

It’s hard to believe that one real voter is going to be kept from voting by the new rules.

To better ensure the security, the law requires that voters provide a driver’s license or state ID number to apply for a ballot and one of those numbers (or the last four digits of a Social Security number) when returning the ballot.

The law narrows the window for requesting absentee ballots, although still allows plenty of time. A voter can request a ballot as early as eleven weeks prior to an election or as late as eleven days prior (any later date risks the completed ballot not getting delivered in time).

Ballot drop boxes were a pandemic-era innovation in Georgia. The law keeps them, while limiting their location to early voting sites.

After getting blowback over proposed limits on weekend early voting when black churches run their “Souls to the Polls” events, Georgia lawmakers expanded the potential for weekend voting.

The law gives the State Election Board more authority to take over local election operations, but there’s no doubt that election officials in Fulton County, where metro Atlanta is located and long lines at the polls are common, have been incompetent.

Perhaps most controversially, it bans people from distributing food or drink to voters standing in line, an effort to keep partisans from trying to sway voters near polling places. But poll workers can provide food and drink for general use.

The deeper point is that in the contemporary United States, with such wide and ready access to the ballot, changes around the edges don’t disenfranchise people.

Georgia considered limiting no-excuse absentee voting to voters 65 and over. Even this wouldn’t have dissuaded anyone from voting. A study published by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research found that turnout increased in 2020 just as much in states without no-excuse absentee voting as in states with it.

Strict voter-ID laws have long been denounced as voter suppression. It’s not true. According to a 2019 working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, “strict ID laws have no significant negative effect on registration or turnout, overall or for any subgroup.”

And Democrats issued dire warnings about the effects of the Supreme Court in 2013 ending so-called preclearance that required federal approval of changes in the rules in certain jurisdictions.

This, too, was wrong. A paper by a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Oregon concludes, “The removal of preclearance requirements did not significantly reduce the relative turnout of eligible black voters.”

None of the facts, though, can possibly overcome the attachment that Biden and other Democrats have to their emotionally resonant and politically powerful Jim Crow smear.

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Richard Martin
Richard Martin
3 years ago

Good old fashioned common sense. You have to show a photo ID in so many different situations (drug store, buying alcohol or cigs, debit/credit card transaction). As critical as the election process is, yah, photo IDs……

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
3 years ago

Dems LIE on voter suppression day 1: explain the Black Panthers at voting booth during Obama Admin OK, explain that
U suppress votes save Nov race
Dems= Voter suppression. since 1866.
I say Yes to voter suppression IE apply to Democrats so they never pull a Nov 2020 stunt again.
One party rule can go both ways .

Rhonda M Holub
Rhonda M Holub
3 years ago

The entire mess makes me want to puke! It amazes me how everyone just goes about there business, like nothings going on. I guess when the grocery aisles are empty, they’ll get it?

the rebel
the rebel
3 years ago

Jobama is lifelong professional lying sumbeach who has been raping dumb@$$ Delaware voters for 49+years. He is unfit to be pretending to be a US president and the CA kumbucket will only take this office to the cellar.

PaulRevereDeux
PaulRevereDeux
3 years ago

There is only one solution…the “R” word..

Annette Schuman
Annette Schuman
3 years ago

I really don’t see the problem with showing identification to vote. This makes everything honest and legal. If the democrats did not have anything to hide, then why are they worried about strict identification? Showing id brings trust back to the polls.

Todd Wagner
Todd Wagner
3 years ago

Spin Spin Spin and all the useful IDIOTS eat it up as true because Beijing Biden said we take Truth over FACTS! These idiots in DC need to be REMOVED starting with Beijing Joe and Commy Kamala.

EDWARD SERWAN JR
EDWARD SERWAN JR
3 years ago

How Come You Need A Voter ID In Delaware? Do You Need This JOE

Joe McHugh
Joe McHugh
3 years ago

Is it just me, or do others see and hear indications that Joe Biden is becoming more addle-brained by the day? There is a new lottery in London that gives odds on the day that Kamala Harris is sworn into office as the replacement for Dementia Joe. Just think of it as going from an empty headed socialist to an outright Marxist who would “really, really support the Constitution”.

Gerald Ling
Gerald Ling
3 years ago

I really think the total country should have this Georgia law. There is no discrimination in having to show ID, or picture ID, or a Soc. Sec. card or even a welfare card to be registered, as long as all, white, brown, black, others have to do so. This will never happen though since it has been termed racist and that’s the theme of the administration and many voters. Also it would delete many Democratic voters and the votes of these undocumented immigrants also who are all potential Democratic voters, whether they know it or not. We are living in a difficult time now and seem to have no chance at reality or equality to all, not just whom is chosen by the powers in place. God help us.

Rachel
Rachel
3 years ago

President Biden is from Delaware, where they have voter ID. He lies about so many things that pretty soon why even listen to him. As the article states, he is making the statements that the Geogia law is Jim Crow. It is not. It is a sound law with certain restrictions that make sense to any reasonable voter.

Karl
Karl
3 years ago

when I voted in Long Island I had to prove that I could write and read English

Karl
Karl
3 years ago

They want you to have ID. that you got Vaccinated but no proof for voting

Aimee
Aimee
3 years ago

Good for Kemp to stand up to faulty voting!

Ed J
Ed J
3 years ago

With Bidense and the Demshevik wackos, their holy mantra is always some version of “The sky is falling!” wherein whatever the subject or issue happens to be, they will invert the arguments and associated (il)logic to denigrate any opposition and present to the public a perception that whatever the opposition is doing is necessarily and inherently evil, when the reality is often just the opposite of what they are prating.
 
The sad part of all this is that it is precisely what the Demsheviks are doing that is the evil, and more so that they actually believe in what they are saying and doing. It is as if these idiots have been taking Stupid Pills instead of vitamins all their lives, or drinking lots of Kool-Aid laced with an LSD kicker. Welcome to the “New and Improved Dystopia” compliments of the Demsheviks.

Myrna S Wade
Myrna S Wade
3 years ago

If Biden’s charge that this law prevents votes incites riots, how is this different from what the House of Representatives decided to impeach Trump for????? If there are no riots over this attempt by Georgia to clean up their elections, does that mean Biden is less concerned or less persuasive than Trump?

Felix
Felix
3 years ago

Where was Brian Kemp and Georgia last November, there a little late!

Brenda Blunt
Brenda Blunt
3 years ago

If they are going to be this STRICT on voting, then they should be this strict on immigrants, welfare, and everything else!! If they want to take us back to the 50s, then they can do without all of the current benefits and such!! Idiots!!

Chuck
Chuck
3 years ago

It’s time to have universal photo ID laws and enforce them. We had our disastrous Democrat experiment in November, 2020. NO MORE!! We have a constitution for a reason. Read it. Understand it. Follow it. No exceptions.

Richard Arveaux
Richard Arveaux
3 years ago

Crap, the Left hates truth more than they hate conservatives………Barely.

DrScott
DrScott
3 years ago

This man is a liar. He’s been a liar for a very long time. Anyone who doesn’t know that, well, they have not paid any attention to what’s been happening, said, or exposed in the past decade plus.
Yes, I heard him tell several lies about all kinds of things. Rarely does he say the truth, but when he does, it’s a point of contention to the Republicans. Like when he whispered into Barack’s ear right after the (un)Affordable Care Act was signed into law. “Now that’s a big f#%&ing deal.”
Hot microphone caught the whole thing.

At this point in my life, I know that there’s very little I can do to get these criminal evil people away from our government controls. I sincerely apologize for not accomplishing it earlier in my life. God help us. American Citizens want more and better for our nation. We worked very hard, many meetings, weekends, conventions, committees, conferences, town halls, parades, and fundraising activities to help get good people into office. The sacrifice to help us make America great for all Americans, with so many still working on it, isn’t seen or known by most people. I know and I thank you all.
The worst part of all the sacrifice, these evil lying people do not care what they do to get power and to keep power. Cheating is not a problem for them. Lying isn’t a problem.
Stacking the decks with people like minded to help, even better.

Here’s one thing that I am truly fearful maybe happening in our government. We are 3 separate branches of government.
Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary
In order to make sure that they have power, they must take over all 3. What do they have over SCOTUS to get them to rule out the truth in several cases this year? Something just doesn’t smell right to me. It’s like a skunk in the woodpile. What did they do to them, or threatened them, to get the highest court to rule such ways?

Rick
Rick
3 years ago

Biden can only do one thing well…..LIE. The dem-o-rats want to make election
stealing a normal process. This is what you have to do when you can’t win on ideas.

Lon
Lon
3 years ago

Poor Mr. Potato Head. “Biden says the new law is “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an un-American law to deny people the right to vote.” But he is right. However, it is fully American! Proper voting laws should prevent the dead, the criminal, and the foreigner from participating in the job assigned to the citizen!

Barbara D
Barbara D
3 years ago

I don’t know what happened to the requirement that legal American Citizens must know English, but we should NEVER have started printing ballots in anything other than ENGLISH! The greedy desire to get any votes to retain power, even illegal or foreign enemy, has made a joke out of our free democracy. The world is laughing at us now and our enemies know we have a weak and pathetic leader in the White House with a giggling extremist as a VP. Our allies must all be shaking their heads that our U.S. Supreme Court was so cowed as to allow our election to be so obviously riddled with fraud they permitted the outcome to stand as “honest.” Our Forefathers are turning in their graves at what they themselves forfeited to establish this nation and how mousy we have acted as it is being taken away from us. We need vaccines of COURAGE AND PATRIOTISM, not flu shots!!!

J. Farley
J. Farley
3 years ago

This is how he earned on the his many nick name ( lying Biden) in fact the last time a Democrat told the truth, was in 1963. (President Kennedy) Lyndon Brain Dead Johnson started them on the path to lying and have not stopped since. That’s why I left the Demonrats
in the late 60s, I could not belong to a party that could not tell the truth to the American people, there is not a bit of truth to anything they say. Look throughout history they have protected enslaving people to do their dirty work and now they have created the new plantations, the enter Cities, where they raise a crop of new voters, the poor Minorities and poor Whites, and they call Republicans racist. Your property, your life and your liberty are at risk as long as the Democrats hold power. There is no such thing as a moderate Democrat,
Joe Manchin in W. Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema in Arizona will vote right along with the rest of the, only they will be more under handed about it. The Demonrats will do what ever it takes to destroy America.
God Save Us From This Hell We Are About To Face !!!!

Frank
Frank
3 years ago

No joe it’s to protect us from any more Corrupt and Rigged elections from happening like the last one and every state needs to pass this same law. These democrats just flat out reek of Socialist Corruption.

Sally
Sally
3 years ago

I pray the American people are smart enough not to believe thus garbage being spewed out by Biden, his ilk AND the mainstrem media who has been complicit in the lies all along!

Richard L. Tucker
Richard L. Tucker
3 years ago

There’s no fool like an old fool!

Jay A.
Jay A.
3 years ago

That’s what the Dims do cheat, steal and lie repeating the lie over & over for the ignorant masses. China Joe is the number one liar, scripted by the communist left!

BAE
BAE
3 years ago

Never mail out voting ballots to everyone and anyone, so un-American. But the only way the democrats can hold onto POWER. So corrupt and sneaky; just like biden and harris…

Joel Hudson
Joel Hudson
3 years ago

Do your research. Biden is dead. When he was alive he had an ear piece and it was Obama telling him what to do. And someone else telling Obama what to do. And Hilary is dead also. Her last words were “he thought he won”.

Rik
Rik
3 years ago

The ONLY VOTER SUPPRESSION is AGAINST ILLEGALS & NON REGISTERED from STEALING VOTES from CITIZENS!!! … Isn’t it amazing how stupid so many people are? The only suppression should be against stupid people from birthing!

Michael Burgess
Michael Burgess
3 years ago

When are we going to quit listening to the idiocy and lunacy and just do what we know is right. Expect conflict because evil will never be in agreement with good.

rjb
rjb
3 years ago

SINCE WE HAVE NO EQUAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN AMERICA THANKS TO JOHN ROBERTS, IT IS MAY BE TIME TO USE THE METHODS OF THE JEAHADIST OF THE WORLD PLEASE BRING YOUR TERRORIST INTO AMERICA. STORM THE BORDERS NOW THROUGH THE SOUTHERN BORDER WHICH IS WIDE OPEN. ONCE YOU START THE WAR THERE IS ENOUGH AMERICAN WHO WILL JOIN THE FIGHT AND BE ABLE TO USE YOU AS COVER TO GO AFTER THE CEO’S NEWS MEDIA PROFESSORS DEMOCRAT LEADERS FOR THIS MAY BE THE FIRST TIME YOU HAVE A VERY BIG SEGMENT OF AMERICA THAT WILL USE THIS OPPERTUNITY TO CUT THE OBOMA, BIDEN, HARRIS, PELOSIE, SCHOUMER, COUMO, ETC ETC ETC OUT OF AMERICA FOR GOOD YOU CAN FIND THEM BEHIND THEIR SMALL LITTLE FENCE; IN WASHINGTON DC. IRAN NOW IS THE TIME TO FUND WITH ARMS BOMBS AND MANPOWER FOR YOU HAVE A WEAK NO MIND LEADERSHIP OF JOE BIDEN. CHINA YOUR VIRUS PLAN IS WORKING TO WEAKEN AMERICA TO ITS KNEES, PUTIN YOUR CHUMP CHANGE BROTHERS BIDEN AND HARRIS ARE RIPE FOR YOUR PICKING AFTER YOU START THE JOB AMERICA WILL FINISH IT AND SORRY YOU WILL BE ON ITS LIST ALSO SO BE VERY QUIET WE REALLY NEED YOUR RADICAL METHODS TO GET THIS SHOW ON THE ROAD. HOLLYWOOD YOU MAY WANT TO GO AND HIDE REAL DEEP IN YOUR HOLE UP YOUR FAVORIT COMMIES A–. TIME FOR AMERICA TO SEE WHAT REAL FEAR FROM GOD AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR GOD THEIR FREEDOM THEIR FAMILIES. DEMOCRAT, SOCIALIST, COMMUNIST, WERE GIVEN PEACEFUL COEXISTANCE NOW AMERICA SEES FIRST HAND THAT IS AND WAS ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR LIES. THE FUSE IS LIT. TIME FOR A REAL 4TH OF JULY A REAL INDEPENDANCE DAY WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS AND FANFAIR. AOC YOU ARE DONE B—-, PRESLEY YOU ARE DONE B—-. LET THE LIONS OF GOD BE LOOSED UPON ALL THAT STANDS AGAINST JESUS CHRIST AND HIS RIGHTIOUSNESS. WATCH AS DEAMONS KILL AND SHAUGHTER THEMSELVES. CHICAGO,PORTLAND,SEATLE, WASHINGTON DC, NEW YORK CITY, OAKLAND, DENVER, NEW ORLEANS, ORLANDO, ETC ETC 60+ MILLION BABIES AND COUNTING ARE SLAUGHTER FOR A GOOD F—. HITLER HAD NOTHING ON AMERICAN DEMOCRATS FOR HE HATED JEWS AND DEMOCRATS HATE BLACK BABIES THE BIGGEST AMOUNT OF THE ABORTIONS PREFORMED IN THIS COUNTRY. MAN WILL NOT WIN THIS WAR GOD WILL ISIAH 5:20 PRAY AMERICA

aluminum head
aluminum head
3 years ago

If you still want to live in this country then you had best be armed at all times and be aware of your surroundings. That is IF you want to stay. If you do NOT own a firearm now, it is almost impossible to buy one or get ammo for it. Most people realise that the Biden govt. will not protect us. FBI and ATF are corrupt to the hilt. When seconds count the police are only minutes away. Ask any woman who has gotten a restraining order that went bad.

Phyl
Phyl
3 years ago

I’d love to see the demoncrats implode. They are a cancer in this Country.

DanF
DanF
3 years ago

More lies from our senile president. What do you expect.

Stevo
Stevo
3 years ago

Whatever biden does it is for the benefit of the take-over of communism ! Dems are true enemies of America in everything they do .

19&41
19&41
3 years ago

It is the misguided and furtive efforts like this that will have biden sour with many of the useful tools that voted for him. He and his veep may take two terms, but congress will come under new management as long as they follow the fatuous desires of this superannuated child of obama.

Darlene Dunsmoor
Darlene Dunsmoor
3 years ago

I am so fed up with these disgusting, hideous democrats and their utter nonsense.
They are literally, getting away with murdering our elderly, brainwashing our kids, and destroying our immigration policies.
Enough already!

George P. Cebula
George P. Cebula
3 years ago

These new voter laws sound pretty fair to me. As for the Liberals and far Left they have all lost their minds in their lust for power. Between this nonsense, the border crisis and another 3 Trillion in spending that we cant really afford at the moment they are pushing the country to the brink of bankruptcy or even worse. I’m not a big fan of any political party but I never thought I would see the day that a political party would put someone in office who appears to be losing his faculties and through people behind the scenes pretty much send the country on what appears to be a socialist agenda and one party rule. This is not how a democratic republic is supposed to work. I’ll venture to say the Founding Fathers have to be rolling over in their graves..

VikkiC
VikkiC
3 years ago

There are at least 2 things Joe has never been skilled at…telling the truth, and following the law. In fact, he could be called a “truth denier,” just like he has become a “science denier.” But none of these dems have enough sense to realize…the law and the truth always come back to bite them in the butt. The skeletons ALWAYS come out of the closet!!

Carla
Carla
3 years ago

It doesn’t matter that you need an ID to buy liquor, purchase a gun, get a job, cash a check, get on an airplane, etc., but it’s amazing that Democrats can say that providing an ID to vote, is suddenly voter suppression. Honestly I’ve come to believe that party is the scourge of the earth. Everything they do is anti-American, and hateful.

PaulE
PaulE
3 years ago

Yet another article related to the lies coming from both Biden and Democrats in Washington in general. Yes, they do indeed lie. We know it, because most of us know history and the facts and where the Democrats have positioned themselves all along the way.

The issue isn’t whether Biden or some other Democrats, once again, lied in order to sell their “solutions” to the American people, but what, if anything, we collectively intend to do about it. That’s the bottom line. Everything else is just daily noise from the left. The clock is ticking and you cannot procrastinate forever, because at some point in the near future your option to act will expire.

Sharon
Sharon
3 years ago

Dems are afraid if voter ID is in they won’t get their ‘dead’ and ‘illegal’ votes anymore. Voter ID is not racist. I bought a bottle of wine yesterday and was asked for my ID and I’m 81 years old…and she had to scan it…was a requirement on register.

Margaret Brown
Margaret Brown
3 years ago

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Margaret Brown
Margaret Brown
3 years ago

Bendover Biden is such a despicable example of a human being and a huge embarrassment to our country….

Hen3ry
Hen3ry
3 years ago

The DemOhKrats will resist and lie and protest and even riot
Against any attempt to secure and clean up the election process
Any means to get their power grabbing ends.
It’s their way of winning.

Gary Simmons
Gary Simmons
3 years ago

Just like Floyd this country is losing

Brenda Akstulewicz
Brenda Akstulewicz
3 years ago

Regardless of the laws, the left will always figure out a way to cheat and win. Sad, sad state of our country is in and heading for.

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