Instances of Republican politicians saying vaguely racist things and using code words like “Chicago politics” are fairly common, but this isn’t vague at all.
Georgia state Senator Fran Millar said that he would end Sunday voting in DeKalb County because the area is dominated by black people and black churches, and now he says he would rather have educated voters (read: not black) instead of more voters.
“I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters. If you don’t believe this is an efort [sic] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped. Furthermore I don’t control where people are allowed to vote but am glad Brookhaven has been added for the last week.”
Millar says Democrats are “showing their hand” on how they plan to “boost their numbers” by, you know, allowing people to vote on Sundays.
I can think of far worse things to be accused of than being accused of making it easier for people to vote.
This is still America isn’t it? Aren’t we told from birth that men and women died so that we could have the right to vote?
Apparently that doesn’t apply if you’re black. Or at least Fran Millar thinks it shouldn’t apply.
The great irony is that the Republican party is essentially a regional party that is only kept alive by the bible belt of conservative church-goers. But those are white church-goers.