I provide you with Mississippi Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith:
HYDE-SMITH: “Sen. Schumer’s query was, he was questioning why on Sundays Georgia wouldn’t take part in an electorial [sic] technique of gathering signatures … registration and issues on Sunday, and I might identical to to answer that. Georgia is a Southern state identical to Mississippi. I can not converse for Georgia, however I can converse for Mississippi on why we might by no means do this on a Sunday or maintain an election on a Sunday. You recognize, that is our foreign money, this can be a greenback invoice. This says, ‘America of America, in God we belief.’ Etched in stone within the U.S. Senate chamber is ‘in God we belief.’ Once you swore in all of those witnesses, the very last thing you mentioned to them in your directions was ‘so enable you God.’ In God’s phrase in Exodus 20:18, it says ‘keep in mind the Sabbath and hold it holy,’ so that’s my response to Sen. Schumer.”
Gee, that’s lots of phrases simply to say “we don’t need Black folks voting.”
To begin with, you soulless blatherskite, the Sabbath talked about in Exodus is the Jewish Sabbath—Friday night to Saturday night. After all, the Ten Commandments additionally pointedly warn in opposition to creating graven photographs, however …
Secondly, Georgia’s proposed “no doing election stuff on Sundays” rule has fuck-all to do with God, except God is an unreconstructed racist, too.
The Atlanta Journal Structure:
The proposal to finish in-person early voting on Sundays can be a blow to Black church buildings that host “Souls to the Polls” get-out-the-vote occasions. Early voting would solely be allowed on weekdays and on one Saturday.
“By in search of to get rid of Sunday voting, you might be concentrating on folks of religion whose jobs and financial circumstances make it exhausting for them to get to a polling place,” mentioned Nancy Flake Johnson, president of the City League of Better Atlanta, a civil rights and financial justice group. “Many of those are folks of colour and low-income residents who’ve transportation points or have lengthy work hours.”
Republican legislators mentioned the proposals would increase voter confidence by means of new voting legal guidelines after November’s presidential election raised doubts amongst their constituents.
Yep, there’s your reply, fishbulb. There’s additionally the entire thing the place Hyde-Smith doesn’t stay in Georgia, or signify Peach State constituents.
However inform me once more, Chief Justice John Roberts, why the Voting Rights Act is now not wanted? They already wish to prohibit distribution of water and pizza to folks standing in artificially lengthy voting traces. What’s subsequent? American Ninja Warrior impediment programs? Literacy checks written in Zapf Dingbats? How way more apparent can it’s that they’re attempting to suppress minority participation?
Fortunately, Georgia Republicans, within the face of withering criticism, rescinded among the most restrictive provisions of their invoice (below the revised and nonetheless wildly suppressive
invoice new regulation, native officers would have the choice to open polls on two Sundays previous to elections), however this nonsense tells you the place their heads are at.
Sure, I do know “God” is printed on our cash. That’s why I purchase all the things with Chuck E. Cheese Skee-Ball tickets at any time when attainable. However that has nothing to do with the difficulty at hand.
Then once more, little or no these folks say lately has a lot to do with any a part of consensus actuality.
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