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Biden’s Attack On Voting Rights Far Surpasses Trump’s Election Claims

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Democrats and the leftist media continue to champion the House’s sham investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, with news breaking just yesterday that the illegally constituted committee had subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and others. Yet, if these January 6 truthers genuinely believed that election-related rhetoric caused the capitol riots and represent a real threat to our republic, they would turn their attention to the current White House and to their own Grand Poohbah.

In one week alone, President Biden eclipsed everything Donald Trump and his supporters said about the validity of the 2020 election. By framing his false claims of “voter suppression” and “election subversion” as Jim Crow 2.0, our commander in chief has guaranteed a divided America. The only remaining question is whether he has also guaranteed a violent America.

Yesterday, President Joe “The Uniter” Biden proclaimed on Twitter that “Jim Crow 2.0 is about two insidious things: voter suppression and election subversion. It’s about making it harder to vote, who gets to count the vote, and whether your vote counts at all.”

And what is Jim Crow 2.0?  State election integrity laws in effect in every or nearly every state, which Biden and his fellow Democrats want to gut with the passage of the so-called “Freedom to Vote Act,” which President Biden promoted in the same tweet.

One week earlier, Biden’s race-baiting rhetoric went further when he went to Atlanta, Georgia to rally support for passage of the two federal bills. While there, after recounting the horror of four young black girls murdered at a Birmingham Church and speaking solemnly of the beatings of the innocents crossing the bridge at Selma, our president segued to “the right to vote and to have that vote counted.”

It “is democracy’s threshold liberty,” Biden intoned, before proclaiming that “the votes of nearly 5 million Georgians will be up for grabs if that law holds,” referring to Georgia’s Election Integrity Act of 2021.

Biden’s attack continued, with him stressing, “It’s not just here in Georgia. Last year alone, 19 states not proposed but enacted 34 laws attacking voting rights. . . .Their endgame? To turn the will of the voters into a mere suggestion—something states can respect or ignore.”

Then, came the line he repeated in yesterday’s tweet: “Jim Crow 2.0 is about two insidious things: voter suppression and election subversion. It’s no longer about who gets to vote; it’s about making it harder to vote. It’s about who gets to count the vote and whether your vote counts at all.”

After assuring his audience his words were fact and not hyperbole, Biden continued: “Look, this matters to all of us. The goal of the former president and his allies is to disenfranchise anyone who votes against them. Simple as that. The facts won’t matter; your vote won’t matter. They’ll just decide what they want and then do it. That’s the kind of power you see in totalitarian states, not in democracies.”

As he ended his speech, the president encouraged passage of the bills, even if that meant discarding the filibuster, and in doing so he declared opponents of the legislation “domestic enemies” and supporters of “voter suppression” and “election subversion,” with the clear target of that suppression, according to Biden, being black Americans.

What Biden just told the country and the world is this: that when Democrats lose in November 2022, or thereafter suffer defeat in the presidential election of 2024, it will be because of voter suppression and election subversion—it will be because black Americans were denied the right to vote.

Biden’s peremptory challenge to the election results far surpasses anything Trump said or did. At least, Trump made it about him, claiming the election was stolen from him. Biden cast the die about democracy, “domestic enemies,” and race, all while declaring his words fact and not hyperbole.

May God save our country if the people actually believe him.


Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. She is also a contributor to National Review Online, the Washington Examiner, Aleteia, and Townhall.com, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Cleveland is a lawyer and a graduate of the Notre Dame Law School, where she earned the Hoynes Prize—the law school’s highest honor. She later served for nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk for a federal appellate judge on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Cleveland is a former full-time university faculty member and now teaches as an adjunct from time to time. As a stay-at-home homeschooling mom of a young son with cystic fibrosis, Cleveland frequently writes on cultural issues related to parenting and special-needs children. Cleveland is on Twitter at @ProfMJCleveland. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.

Source: The Federalist

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