Stacey Abrams: Voter Suppression Began With the Constitution
Written by Luis Miguel
Stacey Abrams, the former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives and failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate, says the U.S. Constitution is to blame for the beginning of “the practice of voter suppression.” Her comments come as the Left in America continues to push for universal mail-in voting for the 2020 election despite concerns of voter fraud.
“Voter suppression was baked into the notion of America,” Abrams recently told Vanity Fair. “It was embedded not in our Declaration, which was a glorious document, but the Constitution began the practice of voter suppression”
We are reaffirming the experiment now, but we are also seeing some terrible examples of the original flaw in our design, which is that we have delegated to the states the ability to determine not eligibility, but access. Luckily, we have 34 states that already have some version of vote-by-mail with no excuses. We have 16 states that do it to a lesser degree.
What Abrams sees as a “flaw in our design” is really an important component of the Constitution, which was preserving the rights of the states to determine how to run their elections. The Constitution does not “delegate” anything to the states, as the federal government is a creature of the states — not the other way around.
Notably, the framers did not grant a universal “right to vote” in the Constitution, nor tell the states whom they had to allow to vote. The original text merely stated that voters (“electors”) for the U.S. House of Representatives are to have the same “Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature” (Senators were originally chosen by state legislatures prior to the 17th Amendment).
Subsequent amendments to the Constitution began to dictate whom states should allow to vote, such as the 15th Amendment prohibition of denial of voting on basis of race, color, or previous condition of servitude; the 19th Amendment’s prohibition on denying the franchise “on account of sex”; and the 26th Amendment’s stipulation that citizens 18 or older cannot be kept from voting on the basis of age.
Liberals such as Abrams often call for a right to vote to be enshrined in the Constitution as a stepping stone to so expanding the electorate — from teenagers to non-citizens — that they will easily overwhelm voters who understand the principles of constitutionalism and limited government, ushering in socialism. Their argument is based on the notion that America is a “democracy,” and that for a country to be a real democracy, every member of society must be allowed to vote.
Of course, those who know history and the Constitution understand that the Founders did not create a democracy, but a republic, in which the law — not the unfettered and ever-changing whim of the majority — rules.
While making her case for mail-in voting, Abrams also told Vanity Fair that this will be a “contentious” election and that counting will be “slow,” with “delays” in reporting:
Part of what I want people to understand is that it’s going to take time to have the answer to the November 3 election. The notion that we will know by 11:00 or midnight is not real. This is going to be a contentious election. We know that there will be delays in counting and there will be delays in reporting, and there will be litigation to challenge any results people don’t like. But the patience of this election is what I’m most concerned about — that people understand that “slow” does not mean “rigged.”
Abrams’ remarks appear to give cover to potential voter fraud that may occur on election night, excusing last-minute shenanigans in Democrat precincts as mere “delays” rather than evidence of “rigged” maneuvers.
The Democrat, who is on Joe Biden’s vice presidential shortlist, has said that “voter fraud is not real.”
Meanwhile, President Trump and his administration have repeatedly warned of the dangers of shifting to mail-in voting in November, a measure Democrats have widely called for under the guise of protecting public health amid the COVID-19 pandemic (one of the many ways the coronavirus crisis works to their favor).
Attorney General William Barr recently told Fox News Channel’s Sunday Morning Futures, “[Mail ballots] are delivered into mailboxes. They can be taken out. There’s questions about whether or not it even denies a secret ballot.… There’s no — right now, a foreign country could print up tens of thousands of counterfeit ballots, and [it would] be very hard for us to detect which was the right and which was the wrong ballot.”
Since losing Georgia’s gubernatorial race, Abrams has been on a crusade to fight voter suppression, to which she attributes her election loss. She has also ingratiated herself with the elites, joining insider organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bilderberg group.
It remains to be seen whether the establishment will reward Abrams with the vice-presidential ticket.
Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Courtesy of The New American