Georgia Governor Fights For Right To Poll Tax, Literacy Test
Kind of. The governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue --an insane person -- has submitted a brief for the case Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder, which will face the Supreme Court in April. The case challenges Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act which "requires federal approval for any change in election law in nine states, including Texas and Georgia, and parts of seven others." In other words, the racist states. Perdue argues that this burdensome provision is no longer needed because things have changed -- just look at all the votes that Mr. Blackington himself got in Georgia last November!
The governor's brief argues:
Today’s Georgia is not, as Congress suggests, a place where the state or local governments sponsor racial discrimination in the electoral process that must be curbed by the federal government.
Yeah, c'mon Washington, who's that guy you've got up there now, the Tiger Woods fella:
In Georgia, President Obama received a percentage vote 3.8 points higher than former Vice President Gore in 2000, and 5.6 points higher than Senator Kerry in 2004. Congress’ insistence that Georgia has “a continuing legacy of racism” in the context of the renewal of the VRA is nonsensical when an African- American candidate for President receives a greater percentage of the vote than his white predecessor candidates.
This guy wants a poll tax like a crackhead wants a hit.