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Monday, October 22, 2018

Georgia: Kemp’s Expanding Offensive Against Minority Voters

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s determined strategy to kick people off the state’s voter rolls included making sure 107,000 voters are ineligible simply because they opted not to participate in elections recently.

The news comes as Republican Kemp, running for governor in the state, is under intense scrutiny following an Associated Press report documenting how Kemp’s office was holding up the registrations of over 53,000 voters.

These registrations were being delayed by Kemp’s office because of an “exact match” verification process, which disproportionately impacts minority voters. The AP report revealed that while Georgia’s population is 32 percent black, 70 percent of the registrations being delayed by Kemp’s office were for black voters.…

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What Republican Whiners Dread Is Democracy – Not ‘Mob Rule’

To hear some people tell it, America stands at the edge of a dangerous precipice. No less an authority than Donald J. Trump, the nation’s leading exponent of racial grievance theory, fears for the safety of the republic.

Marauding bands of women in silly pink hats have the commander-in-chief spooked. “You don’t hand matches to an arsonist,” he told a Kansas rally the other day “and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob—and that’s what they’ve become.”

Democrats, he means.

Two years ago, Trump supporters who once called themselves the “Tea Party” turned up at polling places toting AR-15s.



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Danziger: Rotten Peach

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.