In case the dog whistling was too high-pitched for some, Georgia’s Governor Kemp signed a bill that greatly restricts voting in Georgia while sitting underneath a painting of a notorious slave plantation. Kudos to Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer for his research and commentary on this:
Notice the antebellum-style portrait behind Kemp as he signs the suppression law? Thanks to Twitter crowdsourcing and particularly @TheSeaFarmer, I can report the measure to limit Black voting was signed under the image of a notorious slave plantation in Wilkes County, GA.
More in that thread. But it’s also worth noting that the bill is insane by almost any standard. Among the provisions is a prohibition on giving food or water to voters waiting in line to vote. IANL, but this cannot possibly be Constitutional, even setting aside that creating long lines in predominantly Black neighborhoods is a standard tactic for Republicans trying to make it harder for people to vote.
Sounds like it’s time to head to Georgia for the next election and start handing out food and water.