Georgia state Sen. Fran Millar is being refreshingly candid in explaining his reasons why he wants to stop Dekalb County from allowing early voting on the Sunday before the election in November. It’s because too many black people will vote, you see, and he prefers “educated voters.”
Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. 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. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.
Is it possible church buses will be used to transport people directly to the mall since the poll will open when the mall opens? If this happens, so much for the accepted principle of separation of church and state.
I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters. If you don’t believe this is an efort 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.
At least he isn’t hiding it behind dog whistles and codewords. He’s coming right out and saying it — black voters aren’t “educated” and therefore everything should be done to make it harder for them to vote.