Remember when the chicken-legged clowns who run Major League Baseball actually moved the All-Star Game from Black majority Atlanta to white majority Denver to protest the racist and voter-suppression laws passed by the Georgia legislature?
Other corporations, stampeded by the woke on Twitter who hadn’t read the law, cravenly protested against it, based on the certainty of ignorance.
That law was called — what was it, again? — “Jim Crow 2.0” by President Joe Biden, an intellectual Dumpster.
Georgia’s law — less restrictive than some blue states, including Biden’s home state of Delaware — went into effect after the 2020 election. Its backers said it supported voter integrity, its opponents used the ubiquitous and elusive claim of “racism.”
I have covered this manufactured hysteria earlier, which you can read here.
This morning, I have Georgia on my mind. With the election over, what do we know now?
We know now that three times more people voted this year than in 2018, according to the liberal Washington Post, which editorially opposed the changes to the law. Don’t wait for an apology.
Have you noticed that when Republicans propose changes to law, that is called restrictions, but when Democrats propose changes to law, that is called reform?
It is true that these changes, and others proposed in some red states, followed Donald J. Trump’s false claims that the election was stolen. I say false because he was unable — in some 60 lawsuits filed across America, including before federal judges he had appointed — to present any valid evidence of fraud.
It is also true that so-called “expanded” election rights — such as (way too early) voting, no ID voting, drive-through voting, Sunday voting — over recent decades have done nothing to increase voter turnout. The numbers prove it, as shown in this column. There is a problem with turnout, but it probably has more to do with the lack of civic responsibility than it has to do with easy access.
In fact, only two things in recent decades have increased voter turnout — the candidacy of the first Black candidate of a major party, and the Trump candidacy of (mostly) disenfranchised white working class people. You know, the Deplorables.
The Georgia results prove that what many on the Left believed — that turnout would be suppressed — was wrong. It was not. Don’t wait for an apology.
As for people on the (far) Right, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger — who defied Trump’s demand that he find some votes for him, and who vouched for the 2020 election’s integrity — was again selected by Georgia Republicans to hold that office.
He was opposed by a Trump-endorsed goon who said the election was rigged. He lost. Don’t wait for an apology.
Incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp beat another Trump election-denier for the nomination. Don’t wait for an apology. Kemp will face Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, who denied the 2018 election results.
This proves that democracy is more resilient than some of its critics say, and that Trump’s stranglehold on the GOP is waning.