Hysterical CNN Claims ‘New Jim Crow’ Election Legal guidelines Will Maintain Black Individuals From Voting

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CNN Tonight tried to scare viewers that new GOP election legal guidelines just like the one in Georgia have been the identical as “Jim Crow” racial segregation guidelines of the South from over half a century in the past.

In the event you suppose that sounds ridiculous, properly, that’s as a result of it’s. But host Don Lemon nonetheless pushed ahead the absurd notion:

“There are greater than 250 proposed payments and not less than 43 states which can be geared toward limiting entry to the poll. It’s being known as the brand new Jim Crow,” Lemon touted to start out the hysteria pushed, fact-free report from correspondent Joe Johns.

“Jim Crow is making a comeback,” Johns hyped, whereas CNN performed footage of a 1941 movie displaying a “Jim Crow” character in blackface. He added that new election safety legal guidelines will flip America again into to the racially segregated South:

Jim Crow can also be the identify used to explain unequal racial segregation guidelines that banned black individuals from consuming at white owned eating places, staying in white owned motels, and absolutely collaborating within the election course of. Now, as a whole lot of latest proposals to reduce voter participation, the parallels with the previous are inescapable. 

 

 

Johns then talked to a self-described “civil rights activist” from Virginia who was arrested for doing a sit-in at a whites-only lunch counter within the early Sixties. Johns hyped how these legal guidelines of the previous weren’t at the same time as dangerous as they’re now. “However evaluating right this moment’s proposals to restrict voting to Jim Crow legal guidelines of the previous, can solely go to this point.” The activist he interviewed added, “What is going on now could be worse than something I might suppose might ever occur to a democracy. Dwelling in America.”

The uncritical CNN reporter then touted the left-wing Brennan Heart for Justice blaming President Trump’s “large lie” about election fraud to be the inspiration behind these payments. The activist claimed Republicans have been utilizing this misinform “blatantly” inform black voters, “We’re going to preserve you from voting.”

Johns touted the Brennan Heart once more calling these legal guidelines racist with a further soundbite:

JOHNS: And a few of these proposals have already develop into regulation just like the one in Georgia making it a misdemeanor to ship meals or water to individuals standing in line to vote. Proponents of the measure declare it isn’t racist. It is simply to maintain individuals from making an attempt to affect voters on election day. However the Brennan Central for Justice says, Jim Crow election legal guidelines have been additionally offered as impartial on the time. 

The CNN report ended with hopes that Congress will intervene and use its energy to “make its personal guidelines” or “undo” these election safety measures.

So in idea not less than, something the states do, the Congress can undo if there may be solely sufficient political will. That in fact is a giant query mark proper now,” Johns hopefully added.

Lemon praised the fearmongering report as the 2 chatted some extra pressuring Democrats in Congress to stomp out states’ rights:

DON LEMON: Historical past actually exhibits us why it’s so necessary for Congress to be concerned right here, proper? 

JOE JOHNS: Completely. And there’s an actual query of congressional neglect. Again in 2013 the USA Supreme Court docket basically eviscerated components of the Voting Rights Act. They did inform Congress that it wanted to cross some new measures together with the Voting Rights Act which has not occurred now in eight years. After all, that is the explanation why we see such a giant push up on Capitol Hill to alter voting rights, as soon as and for all.

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Learn the transcript under:

CNN Tonight

3/31/2021

DON LEMON: There are greater than 250 proposed payments and not less than 43 states which can be geared toward limiting entry to the poll. It’s being known as the brand new Jim Crow. Here is CNN’s Joe Johns.

JOE JOHNS, CNN SENIOR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT: Jim Crow is making a comeback, the fictional black-faced character from minstrel exhibits who got here to represent second class citizenship for hundreds of thousands of Individuals.

JOHNS: Jim Crow can also be the identify used to explain unequal racial segregation guidelines that banned Black individuals from consuming at white-owned eating places, staying in white-owned motels, and absolutely collaborating within the election course of. Now, as a whole lot of latest proposals to reduce voter participation in elections make their method via state legislatures, the parallels with the previous are inescapable.

Elizabeth Johnson Rice was 19 when she went to jail preventing Jim Crow 61 years in the past as a university pupil at Virginia Union College.

JOHNS: She and 33 different college students have been locked up for a sit-in at a neighborhood division retailer. The alleged crime is trespassing at a whites-only lunch counter in Richmond [Virginia].

ELIZABETH JOHNSON RICE “CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST”: In the event you wished a meal, you had to enter the alley, to the door, and allow them to serve it to you thru the door within the alley.

JOHNS: Virginia, like many states, additionally had strict voting guidelines with ballot taxes and literacy take a look at, whereas different states had one thing often known as the Eight Field rule requiring a separate field and separate sheets of paper for ballots for every workplace. Slight variations might trigger ballots to be thrown out.

JOHNSON RICE: And each time you vote for an individual, it received to be the proper field and the proper measurement paper as a result of so many have been illiterate.

JOHNS: However evaluating right this moment’s proposal to restrict voting with Jim Crow legal guidelines of the previous can solely go to this point.

JOHNSON RICE: What is going on now could be worse than something that I might suppose might ever occur to a democracy dwelling in America.

JOHNS: How might or not it’s worse? As a result of Johnson Rice says the brand new proposals, greater than 250 in 45 states and counting, in keeping with knowledge from the progressive leaning Brennan Heart for Justice, are impressed by former President Donald Trump’s large lie claiming the final presidential election was stolen as a consequence of huge voter fraud.

JOHNSON RICE: I imply it’s actually upsetting for individuals to take a lie, take an untruth, and spin it and spin it and spin it, after which blatantly in entrance of you let you already know, that is what we will do for you, we’re going to preserve you from voting.

JOHNS: And a few of these proposals have already develop into regulation just like the one in Georgia, making it a misdemeanor to ship meals or water to individuals standing in line to vote. Proponents of the measure declare it isn’t racist. It is simply to maintain individuals from making an attempt to affect voters on Election Day. However the Brennan Heart for Justice says Jim Crow election legal guidelines have been additionally offered as impartial on the time.

MICHAEL WALDMAN, PRESIDENT, BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE: They appear impartial on their face, so did so most of the Jim Crow legal guidelines, however of their impression, they actually hit voters of colour and younger voters and poor voters a lot more durable than different individuals. These proposed legal guidelines are fastidiously tailor-made to make it more durable to vote for some individuals however not for others.

JOHNS: Elizabeth Johnson Rice says trespassing conviction was ultimately vacated by the U.S. Supreme Court docket and the expectation is the courts should intervene towards the flood of present laws. However given the present composition of the excessive court docket and its conservative majority, she’s not so positive they’ll have the ultimate say this time round.

JOHNSON RICE: I believe it will be the voice of the individuals so loud in a nonviolent method.

JOHNS: Now, it is the Structure that provides basically the state legislatures the facility to regulate the time, place, and method of elections. However the USA Congress has the facility to make its personal guidelines or alter any guidelines made by the state.

So, in idea, not less than, something the states do, the Congress can undo if there may be solely sufficient political will. That, in fact, is a giant query mark proper now. Don?

LEMON: Joe, such a fantastic report. Thanks a lot for doing that for us. Historical past actually exhibits us why it’s so necessary for Congress to be concerned right here, proper?

JOHNS: Completely. There’s a actual query of congressional neglect. Again in 2013, the USA Supreme Court docket basically eviscerated components of the Voting Rights Act, however they did inform Congress that it wanted to cross some new measures together with the Voting Rights Act, which has not occurred now in eight years. After all, that is the explanation why we see such a giant push up on Capitol Hill to alter voting rights as soon as and for all.

LEMON: A very necessary story. We additionally put it out on social media. Joe, thanks actually once more, nice reporting.