Garland Gregory Posted January 14, 2021 Report Share Posted January 14, 2021 A Stolen Election? (Garland Gregory, retired professor of political science, author of “The New Breed Reparations Sanctuary", a novel) A simple analysis shows that the claim of this election being “stolen” is a dishonest representation of the true sentiments of the protesters: 1) The defeated Confederacy (after the Civil War) committed itself to denying voting rights to African Americans no matter what level of intimidation and violence was necessary. 2) Dixie-Democrats of the 1970s began to abandon the Democratic Party because of its official support and interference with southern suppression of African American voting rights. 3) The Republican Party (especially during the 1980s) invited the former Dixie-Democrats into their fold and soon began to prioritize new tactics for African American voter suppression like gerrymandering, voter ID schemes, registration impediments, etc. 4) African American (and other) voter turnout for 2020 essentially nullified Republican efforts to suppress the vote (a strategy they have long cynically denied). And, as it is not PC to admit to a failed goal of voter suppression, protesters have turned to the convenient and dishonest “voter fraud” mantra to explain and justify their outrage. Bottom Line: THE STOLEN ELECTION CLAIM IS PRETENSE. MOST TRULY KNOW THAT THE ELECTION WAS NOT STOLEN. THE BROADER CONSERVATIVE WORLDVIEW IS THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO POLITICAL POWER, and that GOD said so. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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