July 8, 2021

FLASHBACK: Ilya Shapiro: The Voter Suppression Lie.

The voting wars have flared up again, though they’ve never really been far from the national political debate since Donald Trump was elected in 2016, or the Supreme Court decided Shelby County v. Holder in 2013 — or really Bush v. Gore in 2000. This time, a massive new Georgia law, the Election Integrity Act of 2021, also known as Senate Bill 202 (or SB 202), has triggered national apoplexy, with Democrats, including President Joe Biden, declaring it the new Jim Crow. Such comparisons are insulting to those who fought for civil rights in the 1960s, incendiary to a public discourse already hampered by low institutional confidence, and at base disingenuous.

Minority voters support voter ID, etc. by huge margins. The “racism” charges are just an attempt to intimidate people who are afraid of being called racist by crooks. Which, sadly, is a lot of Republican officials.

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