Thursday, March 25, 2021

The forgotten history of Sunday in America

Senate Majority Leader Schumer spoke on the Senate floor yesterday about voting, and he said, “Our Republican Party has sunk so low that they have a Republican leader who is over in the Rules Committee defending these actions by State legislatures. I asked him and all the Republicans to give us a reason. Why did the Georgia Legislature only pick Sundays to say there should be no early voting on Sunday? We know why. It is because that is the day African Americans vote in the ‘souls to the polls’ operation, where they go from church to vote. It is despicable.”

It is true that African Americans go to church on Sunday. Many others also do the same.

It is also true that some states have allowed voting on Sunday.

Finally, it's true that Sunday in one instance is the same Sunday as the other. No contest there. The circumstances line up.

What does not line up is his ascribing of motivations behind these moves.

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