GOP Senator Plans To End Early Voting To Minimize Black Voters
In the latest round of voter suppression antics just in time for the mid-term elections coming up in November, GOP Senator Fran Miller of Georgia is speaking his blatantly discriminatory mind to publicize his plans for ending early voting to minimize the number of African-American voters.
Georgia Sen. Fran Millar, Republican of Dunwoody, has vowed to fight a plan to allow voting on Sunday because precincts will be “dominated by African American shoppers and… several large African American mega churches,” and he “would prefer more educated voters.”
Millar made the comments Tuesday morning on Facebook in response to news that Dekalb County would offer Sunday, Oct. 26, as an extra voting day at three different locations for working residents.
Millar was, to say the least, unimpressed. “How ironic! Michele Obama comes to town and Chicago politics comes to DeKalb,” he began his long rant on Facebook:
Now we are to have Sunday voting at South DeKalb Mall just prior to the election. Per Jim Galloway of the AJC, this location is dominated by African American shoppers and it is near several large African American mega churches such as New Birth Missionary Baptist. Galloway also points out the Democratic Party thinks this is a wonderful idea – what a surprise. I’m sure Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter are delighted with this blatantly partisan move in DeKalb.
Some of his Facebook followers pointed out their unease with his attack. “[C]omplaining that the new temporary precinct favors African Americans leaves a bad taste in my mouth,” one wrote.
Millar remained combative in the comments. “I never claimed to be nonpartisan,” he said. “I would prefer more educated voters than a greater increase in the number of voters.”