America, Georgia And Secretary discussed on Cape Up with Jonathan Capehart
For granted today were designed to keep people out of the body politic if we solve our original sins of voter suppression and we create the process that allows people to vote because they are Americans because they are entitled because of the Fundamental Freedom that makes every other freedom possible. Then yes it's easy. We just have to want to do it in your race for governor. How many people were purged from the polls? So because I've got a number here but I don't trust if it says one point four million. That's right Oh no. It's actually lower than than that one. Point four million here so one point four million people were taken off the rolls. Some died but we did not lose one point four million people in the state of Georgia over the ten years but we know for example on a single day. The Secretary Terry State purge more than five hundred thousand people and that perch was a single largest purge in American history it also coincidentally happened right before he through sat in the ring to become governor of Georgia We know that one hundred seven thousand of those were people who simply had not voted in fourteen or sixteen but had voted no eight and and twelve and so they lost their right to vote because they chose not to vote. And I'd like to remind people that didn't go shooting on Saturday doesn't mean I've lost my second amendment rights and the fact that I didn't go to church on Sunday doesn't mean I've lost my right to freedom of religion. The right to vote is the only right in America that you can lose simply for not using it. I just said sorry rendered speechless about this a lot so yes a a lot and you have been thinking about this. Since before he ran for governor. I mean one of the organizations. You say it's all about registering people to vote and you were talking about how this is the the only industrialized Howard. The only country that makes it harder for people to exercise their right to vote. How do you in your work? Not only a you rattle the cages of the system but convince people who whose vote have been suppressed to jump through all the hoops in in order to exercise their right to vote. So so there are multiple parts the first is the atmospheric part of voter suppression. And I think the most based pervasive the challenge of voter suppression nunnelee blocks you from voting. It convinces you it's not worth trying and typically it doesn't just infect affect one person it infects community so if someone had a hard time voting sometimes the family decides. It's not worth it. The community will decide. It's not worth it. And if community in talent being affected if you're one polling place is shut down and there is no bus to take anyone there to the new location. An entire community can decide why system. That clearly doesn't want me.