Our action partner, Black Voters Matter, boycotted Biden’s speech in Georgia on the voting rights bills, refusing to act as a photo op prop. Understand the frustration: we’ve been screaming about Georgia as Jim Crow central for 8 years.
Laws alone won’t help: we need the Justice Department to stomp on the new “voter fraud vigilante” challenge system we uncovered. We need enforcement of the laws we have, Joe — and we need you to bust the filibuster.
And CNN and MSNBC should stop referring to the Georgia Secretary of State as a “hero” just because he wouldn’t go to jail for Trump. Brad Raffensperger just attacked the John Lewis Voting Rights Act as a “federal elections takeover” (the dog whistle long used by segregationists), claiming it would “undermine the integrity of our elections.” He means, undermine the whiteness of Georgia elections.