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Hysterical CNN Claims ‘New Jim Crow’ Election Legal guidelines Will Hold 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 case you assume 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 at the least 43 states which can be geared toward limiting entry to the poll. It’s being referred to 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 title used to explain unequal racial segregation guidelines that banned black folks from consuming at white owned eating places, staying in white owned inns, and absolutely taking part within the election course of. Now, as tons of of recent 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 unhealthy as they’re now. “However evaluating immediately’s proposals to restrict voting to Jim Crow legal guidelines of the previous, can solely go up to now.” The activist he interviewed added, “What is occurring now could be worse than something I’d assume might ever occur to a democracy. Dwelling in America.”

The uncritical CNN reporter then touted the left-wing Brennan Middle for Justice blaming President Trump’s “massive 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 maintain you from voting.”

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

JOHNS: And a few of these proposals have already turn out to be regulation just like the one in Georgia making it a misdemeanor to ship meals or water to folks standing in line to vote. Proponents of the measure declare it isn’t racist. It is simply to maintain folks 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 introduced 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 at the least, 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 reveals 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 US Supreme Court docket basically eviscerated elements 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 vary 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 at the least 43 states which can be geared toward limiting entry to the poll. It’s being referred to as the brand new Jim Crow. This is CNN’s Joe Johns.

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

JOHNS: Jim Crow can also be the title used to explain unequal racial segregation guidelines that banned Black folks from consuming at white-owned eating places, staying in white-owned inns, and absolutely taking part within the election course of. Now, as tons of of recent proposals to reduce voter participation in elections make their approach by 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 school 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 case you needed 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 obtained to be the precise field and the precise dimension paper as a result of so many have been illiterate.

JOHNS: However evaluating immediately’s proposal to restrict voting with Jim Crow legal guidelines of the previous can solely go up to now.

JOHNSON RICE: What is occurring now could be worse than something that I’d assume might ever occur to a democracy residing 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 line with knowledge from the progressive leaning Brennan Middle for Justice, are impressed by former President Donald Trump’s massive lie claiming the final presidential election was stolen because of large voter fraud.

JOHNSON RICE: I imply it’s actually upsetting for folks 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 understand, that is what we’ll do for you, we’re going to maintain you from voting.

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

MICHAEL WALDMAN, PRESIDENT, BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE: They give the impression of being impartial on their face, so did so lots of the Jim Crow legal guidelines, however of their influence, they actually hit voters of shade and younger voters and poor voters a lot tougher than different folks. These proposed legal guidelines are rigorously tailor-made to make it tougher to vote for some folks however not for others.

JOHNS: Elizabeth Johnson Rice says trespassing conviction was finally 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 may have the ultimate say this time round.

JOHNSON RICE: I believe it is going to be the voice of the folks so loud in a nonviolent approach.

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

So, in idea, at the least, 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 an awesome report. Thanks a lot for doing that for us. Historical past actually reveals 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 US Supreme Court docket basically eviscerated elements 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 vary 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.