MLB has moved the All Star Game from Atlanta (39 % White/54 % Black) to Denver (69 % White/10 % Black) because Georgia will begin requiring voters to show ID just as they must in Colorado.
I suppose that makes sense because Colorado’s raaaaacist election laws affect a smaller proportion of its population than Georgia’s.
Forbes reports that U. S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is under investigation for voter registration misconduct. The Georgia State Election Board has referred the case to Georgia’s Attorney General for further investigation.
Warnock served as the chairman of the board of Stacy Abrams’ New Georgia Project in 2019. Georgia law requires that a third party submitted a completed voter registration within 10 days after receiving from a voter. In 2019, the New Georgia Project held at least 1,268 applications in Gwinnett County longer than 10 days.
Because Warnock was elected to fill an unexpired term, he is up for reelection in 2022.
The Tennessee Star reports that Aric Thompson served as a Dominion Voting Systems (Dominion) technician representative in Fulton County, Georgia. Thomson is also Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign photographer. He describes her as his “long time client.”
BTW, I’m seeing reports of a server crash today in the Dominion hardware used in the Fulton County election system.
There are a couple of big civil rights lawsuits to comment on today.
The one that appears to be getting the most attention today is the Supreme Court’s grant of a preliminary injunction against further enforcement of Governor Cuomo’s arbitrary limits on attendance at houses of worship. Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Cuomo. This is a significant First Amendment victory. The injunction also applies in Agudath Israel of America v. Cuomo.
The other case worth talking about is C. J. Pearson, et al. v. Kemp, et al. This case is filed in the U.S. District Court in Atlanta, and it alleges that this month’s election was conducted fraudulently in Georgia. The federal causes of action are based in 42 U.S.C § 1983. Section 1983 is a Reconstruction Era law which authorizes civil actions against officials acting under color of state law deprive a citizen of any of his rights, privileges, or immunities guaranteed under the Constitution. C. J. Pearson is not the first black voter to sue the State of Georgia. Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood are among the lawyers who signed the complaint.
The next few weeks will be interesting.
Target shooters refer to putting all 10 shots into the Ten-Ring of the bullseye as “shooting a Possible,” i.e,, achieving the best score one can.
There were 27 house seats that the “experts” rated as toss ups in the recent election. Republican won every one of them—not 10 out of 10, 27 out of 27. There was no blue wave, except in a handful of urban areas where logistical failures related to stocks of preprinted votes caused delays in ballot counting.
These days, I’m only cleared for local rumor, so I’m not sure about the reliability of the various hints, leaks, and innuendos swirling around the legal challenges to the questionable vote counts in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, and Arizona. However, I’m probably safe in predicting that while all those case won’t be settled this week, we will see actual hard news about them that will be interesting.
BTW, when the Biden family began working with Chinese investors, did anyone inform them of the Chinese curse that goes, “May you live in interesting times!”?