In criticizing Republican attempts to reconfigure voting rules, including establishing identification requirements, Biden recalled the racial segregation laws of the past known as Jim Crow.“You’ve got Jim Crow sneaking back in,” he said, and added: “You know what happens when you have an equal right to vote? They lose.”
“The problem of unfair elections goes way beyond Georgia. A 2018 poll by the Atlantic and Public Religion Research Institute found that nearly 10 percent of black and Hispanic voters were told they didn’t have the right identification to vote in 2016. About the same percent said they were told, incorrectly, that they weren’t listed on voter rolls."In all, across just about every issue identified as a common barrier to voting, black and Hispanic respondents were twice as likely, or more, to have experienced those barriers as white respondents,” the study found.
This sort of crying wolf is part of the reason I think a lot of working-class white voters are tuning out Democratic politicians—& ignoring their (otherwise valid) criticisms of Trump.— Matt Lewis (@mattklewis) May 4, 2019