The Klan Goes To Church
Earlier in the day, [Republican Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar] posted a statement criticizing the county’s interim CEO, Lee May, for allowing early voting on Oct. 26, a Sunday, at several polling places in DeKalb County, including one at South DeKalb Mall.
“Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist,” Millar wrote.
And then later he clarified what he meant (though I think it was pretty clear):
“I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters,” state Sen. Fran Millar (R) wrote on his Facebook page. “If you don’t believe this is an efort [sic] to maximize Democratic votes pure and simple, then you are not a realist. This is a partisan stunt and I hope it can be stopped.”
Oh. I thought those Jim Crow era poll taxes and quizzes were a thing of the past and is why the Fab 5 of the Supreme Court struck down those parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Anyway, Mr. Galloway thoughtfully concluded thusly:
“I defined educated as being informed on the issues,” Millar wrote. “Finally Mr. Porter is welcome to look at my DeKalb NAACP award, so don’t try to accuse me of trying to suppress the African-American vote.”
Because you know that having an award from the NAACP is a Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free card that protects you from accusations of racism. It worked for the former L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling, too.
So Reince, once again I must ask: How’s that rebranding working out?