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The Democrat Myth of ‘Voter Suppression’

Posted on | October 20, 2020 | 2 Comments


Because black people in Atlanta had to stand in long lines on the first day of “early voting” in Georgia, NBC News would have us believe, some sinister force of racism must be at work:

In 2019, researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Chicago used smartphone data to quantify the racial disparity in waiting times at polls across the country. Residents of entirely-black neighborhoods waited 29 percent longer to vote and were 74 percent more likely to spend more than 30 minutes voting.
Similarly, nonwhite voters are seven times more likely than white voters to wait in line for more than an hour to vote, according to a 2017 study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Stephen Pettigrew, who is a senior analyst for the NBC News Decision Desk. The reason, the study concluded, is because election officials send more resources to white polling precincts.
That can affect the electorate for years to come.
“Waiting in a line makes you less likely to turn out in subsequent elections,” Pettigrew said earlier this year, citing his research on that issue.

Here’s some cold facts for you: Most black people live in communities (of which Atlanta is certainly one) where Democrats control local government. So the Democrat officials in charge of their local precincts are the ones responsible for the long voting lines. This is not a right-wing conspiracy, it’s just Democrat incompetence in operation.

Where and when did this “voter suppression” myth arise? It was in the wake of the 2000 Florida recount, when MoveOn-dot-org discovered that they could raise money on the basis of the claim that Bush “stole” the election by “suppressing” the African-American vote. This myth was recycled in 2004 after John Kerry lost to Bush, but then the myth subsided for eight years when Barack Obama was twice elected president. Suddenly, however, when Hillary Clinton lost to Trump in 2016, Democrats rediscovered the “vote suppression” myth and promulgated this conspiracy theory so widely that when Stacey Abrams lost the Georgia governorship by 55,000 votes in 2018, somehow ‘suppression” was the explanation (never mind that Georgia hasn’t elected a Democrat to statewide office since Roy Barnes was elected governor in 1998).

Going into the 2020 election, Democrats are preparing their excuse in advance, so that if Trump somehow scores a poll-defying victory, Biden’s voters will be ready to believe Republicans “stole” the election.



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