Opposition to electoral reform laws such as the one recently passed in Georgia is rooted in the idea that minorities are not smart enough to understand the basic rules, said Senator Rand Paul R-Ki. Friday at The Ingraham Angle.
“All of these proposals are trying to make the vote easier, but it’s hard to cheat,” Paul told host Laura Ingraham. “I’ve been involved in this. I’ve talked to people from all 50 state legislatures, I’ve called them on the phone. I’ve talked to the conservative ALEC. [American Legislative Exchange Council] group for that and now we̵
“There’s nothing Jim Crow about that. In fact, what’s very offensive, and it really comes to me, is that they’re implying that people of certain races aren’t able to follow the rules, show up or have a driver’s license, or find out this out. “
Paul said that people who implicitly believe that certain groups will be deprived of the right to vote as an ID card are “very racist in their thinking.”
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“[They think] there are certain groups of our people who are not able to follow the basic rules – he continued. “I don’t think that’s true.” I think that the tendency lines for voting in various competitions have been good in our country for 20 or 30 years, and all these election bills are trying to make voting easier, but they are more difficult to deceive. “
Meanwhile, according to Paul, companies that oppose such legislation, such as Delta and Coca-Cola in Georgia, are victims of a “long-standing extortion racket.”
“Jesse Jackson would have done it years ago,” Paul said. “He will protest in front of a large corporation that does nothing wrong until they give money to his organization, and then the protest will leave the organization.
“They do that, they think they can harass.”
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For his part, Paul advised Americans to “stay away” from such companies.
“Now Coca-Cola is telling people to apologize for being white, to apologize for being arrogant, to apologize for all these things that white people are supposed to do, and that’s a very racist kind of philosophy,” he said. “It’s some kind of aroused critical theory of race, but now it’s infecting a publicly traded company, and when they start saying things like that, they’re actually going against their mandate. Their mandate is to maximize profits, but now they’re turning 40% out of the country. who don’t really want to wake up and tell them we’re terrible people. “