As crime, inflation and border crossings soar, Democrats continue a bizarre quest for “voting rights” at a time when it’s never been easier to vote, and 2020 saw record turnout across all demographics.
As Klobuchar boasted to renowned racialist Al Sharpton, this is the committee’s first hearing outside Washington, D.C. in 20 years.
For the first time in two decades, the Senate Rules Committee is on the road to shine a light on what is actually happening in Georgia.
Georgians, like every American, deserve the right to vote. pic.twitter.com/6PfZX9f2uy
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) July 19, 2021
Despite reports that Minnesota has the weakest election system in the nation, Klobuchar also claimed, “I come from a state with the best voting laws.”
The Minnesotan recently called Georgia’s new voting laws “discrimination with surgical precision” that “sow chaos and confusion and make it harder to vote.”
There is still no evidence that anyone, anywhere, has seen his or her vote “suppressed.”
Klobuchar began the day as NPR’s lead interview, espousing similar debunked recantations, promoting abolishing the filibuster to pass Democrats’ agenda, calling new voting laws “egregious,” and explaining her goal Monday was to “get evidence, so our colleagues can see how bad this truly is.”
“We are not going to end here. This is a concerted effort against our democracy,” she said.
The partisan hearing featured testimony from progressive first-term Sens. Jon Ossoff, Alex Padilla, Raphael Warnock and handpicked activists relaying vague anecdotes. There was no Republican input or opposing testimony during the two hours.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, who represents a state that’s 2% black, also joined. He frequently played the race card, even invoking the corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center. He called Georgia’s efforts “a new form of obstruction” and a poll tax.
Georgia Republicans held a simultaneous meeting focusing on Atlanta’s rising crime. Speaker David Ralston said, “Our House is focused on the safety of Georgia’s citizens. I invite Sens. Klobuchar, Ossoff and Warnock to stop by if they would like to work on solving a real problem.”
Afterward, they announced $3 million in additional law enforcement resources to help curb violence in the capital city.
Asked why Republicans didn’t appear at the hearing, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp explained, “I don’t think anything about this hearing has been fair. I’ve done over 90 interviews answering any questions I’ve gotten from anybody on Senate Bill 202.”
Studies show the benign law keeps voting in Georgia easier than in Sen. Chuck Schumer’s New York or President Joe Biden’s Delaware. Minnesota has similar or more restrictive voting rules than the Peach State or Texas, which Klobuchar maligns.
Within an informative piece, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger claimed Georgia remains a national leader in access to polls.
“President Biden, Senator Warnock, and the other critics of Georgia’s new law care more about whipping up outrage among their base than talking about actual policy,” he explained. “If they looked at the facts, they’d discover that SB 202 makes some commonsense adjustments following an election stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic. SB 202 will increase confidence in our election system, ease the burden on local election officials, and expand access to the polls. If the bill seems different from the way it has been described in the media, that’s because the critics are misrepresenting it to spin up outrage and fundraise off of their base.”
Nonetheless, Klobuchar said she will “not back down from this fight” because “our Democracy is at stake.”
These moves come after a national fight following Major League Baseball’s decision to move last week’s All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. During the game, the RNC ran an ad condemning the league‘s ignorance.