Georgia Evolves Quickly from “Jim Crow” to “It Went Well!”

As reported on Fox News, Democrats have been “sounding the alarm” for months that Republican election integrity reform efforts risked disenfranchising voters.

As reported, David Axelrod, a long-time Democrat operative and director of Chicago University’s Institute of Politics, Axelrod had previously called Georgia’s election reform efforts “voter suppression laws,” and called on companies to “reconsider investments” in Georgia out of protest. Georgia’s election reform laws were alleged by Democrats to be the result of “right-wing attempts to suppress Black votes and were akin to “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”

The reader may recall that President Biden had previously assailed Georgia’s Election Integrity Act as the ‘Jim Crow in the 21st Century” and “Jim Crow 2.0” Let us grasp the magnitude of the Democrats’ slander against Georgia. The Jim Crow period was marked by pervasive laws and cultural norms that enforced racial segregation against blacks. When southern legislatures passed laws of racial segregation directed against African Americans at the end of the 19th century, these statutes became known as Jim Crow laws.

The Jim Crow laws were state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States. Other areas of the United States were affected by formal and informal policies of segregation.  The Jim Crow laws were designed to create a “separate but equal” status for black Americans and other non-white racial groups.

For example, Public parks were forbidden for African Americans to enter, and theaters and restaurants were segregated.

Voting did not turn out quite as pernicious as Biden demonized and as Democrats had verbally speculated. As reported in a tweet on Wednesday, non other than David Axelrod stated: “Despite the raft of Trump-inspired conspiracy theories, 2020 was the most scrutinized and certifiably honest election in U.S. history. Yesterday’s elections went down with remarkably few complaints.”

Axelrod attributed the lack of repression and suppression to: “This is a STRENGTH of our democracy, to be celebrated and preserved!” Another interpretation of events is that the demonizing and vicious rhetoric of the Democrats failed to materialize, which has nothing to do with a democracy’s strength.

As reported, In Georgia, which passed the Election Integrity Act last year, voters set an all-time record for midterm early voting turnout. More than 2 million early ballots were mailed and more than 200,000 in-person votes were cast on the Friday before Election Day – a 6% increase from the state’s early voting numbers in the 2020 presidential election.

The Democrats admitted that all went well contrary to their Jim Crow fear-mongering. No apologies were given.

Indeed, as reported, President Biden and other Democrats acknowledged this week that the Nov. 8 midterm election ran smoothly and led to very few complaints or reports of voter intimidation or voter suppression, after they sounded the alarm

Biden ignored his previous slur against Georgia. “The states across the country saw record voter turnout. And the heart and soul of our democracy — the voters, the poll workers, the election officials — they did their job and they fulfilled their duty, and apparently without much interference at all — without any interference, it looks like.”

As reported, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that there were no reports of threats or illegal behavior at any polling places as of Tuesday afternoon, and said the election went off without a logistical hitch. The paper said the longest wait time for lines to the polls were just over 10 minutes, but most lines were much shorter.

Biden last year characterized Georgia’s election law as “Jim Crow 2.0″ and a blatant attack on the Constitution,” a sentiment echoed by others in the Democratic Party. Biden’s Justice Department filed a lawsuit challenging the law, but so far has not succeeded in overturning it. The controversy escalated to the point that Major League Baseball pulled the 2021 All-Star Game from the state.

The Fox News report stated: “However, after what appears to be one of the Peach State’s most smoothly executed and successful elections, Democrats’ fears seem unfounded.” The Fox News comment is fatuous. Democrats never had any fears. They had fear-mongering.

The DOJ, which sent attorneys to monitor polling locations in Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties to monitor possible civil rights violations, declined to comment on whether they had received any complaints.

The NAACP, which launched a new program for reporting voter intimidation Election Day, did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment on how many incidents were reported.

D&B Staff

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