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Senator Scott Criticizes Comparing Voting Restrictions to Jim Crow

Senators Tim Scott and Cory Booker clashed over calling Republican-backed voting legislation “Jim Crow 2.0.”

“As I keep hearing the references to Jim Crow, I ask myself how many Americans understand what Jim Crow was. So when I hear my president and your president, our president of these United States just a little while ago, a weekend or so ago, talk about Jim Crow 2.0 and using as the poster child of this new Jim Crow South being the Georgia voting law. I rushed to read the law one more time so that I could understand what in the world is he talking about?” “Don’t lecture me about Jim Crow. I know this is not 1965. That’s what makes me so outraged. It’s 2022, and they’re blatantly removing more polling places from the counties where Black and Latinos are overrepresented. I’m not making that up, that is a fact.”

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Senator Scott Criticizes Comparing Voting Restrictions to Jim Crow

By The Associated Press January 19, 2022

Senators Tim Scott and Cory Booker clashed over calling Republican-backed voting legislation “Jim Crow 2.0.”

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