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Colbert Lies: GOP Voting Legal guidelines Will ‘Successfully Disenfranchise’ Blacks

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On The Late Present on CBS early Wednesday, Stephen Colbert was pushing the lie once more that Republican voting-integrity legal guidelines had been some type of Jim Crow scheme. In a really supportive interview with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Colbert saluted his hero: “Within the Sixties, you fought with individuals like John Lewis for civil rights and for voting rights for black individuals. Proper now, payments are being handed throughout the nation that may successfully disenfranchise individuals, particularly individuals in minority areas or minority districts.”

Colbert is in Dan Reasonably territory on this declare, that one way or the other asking voters for an ID or anticipating voters to search out the appropriate precinct to forged a poll is “disenfranchising” them. It is also tremendously patronizing to minorities, that they cannot be anticipated to indicate an ID or discover the appropriate polling place. 

Colbert then requested his puffball query to Norton: “What’s your message to the people who find themselves dealing with these restrictive new voting legal guidelines?”

For her half, Norton acknowledged that the scaremongering round these legal guidelines is extra of a manner for Democrats to rev up their Get Out The Vote machine. “Stephen, my message is that look what occurred on the final election. On the final election, individuals got here out in document numbers. So my message is you’ll be able to’t cease us from voting. Actually, you are going to actually make us mad and actually make us go and vote.”

So the CBS “Information” and leisure divisions are higher understood as juicing minority turnout for the Democrats with this Jim Crow line. CBS hyped Norton’s “You’ll be able to’t cease us from voting” line on the web. 

Over wild applause, Colbert twice instructed Norton “I hope you are proper” after which pivoted to a different Democrat pet undertaking: D.C. statehood.

“You have got labored for years to make D.C. a state, which makes full sense, each Vermont and Wyoming have fewer individuals than is in the District of Columbia. So it appears oddly anti-American to have taxation with out illustration, as your license plate within the District says.”

He recalled an interview with Norton on his Colbert Report present, that “you additionally promised me in 2009, throughout an interview, that if D.C. grew to become a state, you would give me a key to the town. What occurs, what has to occur for me to get that key? What is the course of the place D.C. would turn into a state? What truly has to occur? I do know the Home has handed a decision. What occurs subsequent?”

Norton declared, “you virtually have a key. As a result of the Home has handed the invoice to make the district the 51st state. And we now have had a listening to within the Senate which places us near passage in each homes. So, Stephen, your key’s on the manner.”

Democrats cannot even get all 50 of their senators on board with D.C. statehood, so Colbert shall be ready somewhat longer. Within the meantime, he can inform himself on what exactly it’s he’s alleging will disenfranchise minority voters.

This phase was sponsored by Capital One.  

Here’s a transcript for the July 14 present:

CBS

The Late Present with Stephen Colbert

12:21 AM ET

STEPHEN COLBERT: Within the Sixties, you fought with individuals like John Lewis for civil rights and for voting rights for black individuals. Proper now, payments are being handed throughout the nation that may successfully disenfranchise individuals, particularly individuals in minority areas or minority districts. What’s your message to the people who find themselves dealing with these restrictive new voting legal guidelines? 

ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON: Stephen, my message is that look what occurred on the final election. On the final election, individuals got here out in document numbers. So my message is you’ll be able to’t cease us from voting. Actually, you are going to actually make us mad and actually make us go and vote. [Cheers and applause] 

COLBERT: Hope you are proper. I hope you are proper. [Applause] Now, talking of not voting, you are the consultant from Washington, D.C. So that you get to speak however you simply do not get to vote. 

NORTON: Only a second, Stephen — 

COLBERT: Sure. 

NORTON: I get to vote in committee. I do not get to forged that ultimate vote on the Home flooring, and that is what I am working for as I communicate. 

COLBERT: Now, you will have labored for years to make D.C. a state, which makes full sense, each Vermont and Wyoming have fewer individuals than is in the District of Columbia. So it appears oddly anti-American to have illustration with out taxation as your license plate within the district says. You additionally promised me in 2009, throughout an interview, that if D.C. grew to become a state, you would give me a key to the town. [Laughter] What occurs, what has to occur for me to get that key? What is the course of the place D.C. would turn into a state? What truly has to occur? I do know the Home has handed a decision. What occurs subsequent? 

NORTON: So that you virtually have a key. [Laughter] As a result of the Home has handed the invoice to make the district the 51st state. And we now have had a listening to within the Senate which places us near passage in each homes. So, Stephen, your key’s on the manner. [Cheers and applause]