It’s tough to imagine a reality where America gets it together before the November General Election.
Dealing with a deadly contagion and rampant riots in the streets, while keeping voter integrity is as tricky as we’ve seen in recent history. But while that’s true, liberals are trying to overcomplicate, manipulate and exaggerate voter integrity by floating absurd notions.
And that’s exactly what happened when NBA superstar LeBron James started pedaling a “structurally racist” conspiracy theory that will further inhibit voter integrity.
If you remember, just a few short months ago, the United States went into full quarantine mode when it was announced that Tom Hanks and NBA All-star Rudy Gobert contracted Covid-19 on March 11th.
You know very well what has ensued since in America.
And on top of all that, elections are still being held, particularly in Georgia last week when the primary was held. Polling areas were closed and therefore led to long lines.
It was a general problem at best, but Los Angeles Lakers All-star LeBron James thought those “long lines” were due to so-called structural racism.
James referred to a Politico article calling the Georgia primary “a hot, flaming mess” while a black Georgia voter claimed, “I come over to this [predominantly white voter area] side of town, and white folks are strolling in. On my side of town, we brought stadium chairs.”
The three-time world champion wrote, “Everyone talking about “how do we fix this?” They say “go out and vote?” What about asking if how we vote is also structurally racist?”
That implication is false.
Here’s how it’s false; despite the so-called problems with long lines and equipment malfunction, which will happen at the polls in many other areas across the United States, the turnout for this primary in Georgia was three times higher than it was for the Senate primary in 2016. And in that, is literally statistical proof that there is no such thing as “structural racism” in Georgia.
With 91-percent of the vote in as of this last Friday, nearly 960,000 voters had cast ballots in the Senate primary race won by Jon Ossoff, compared to 310,000 who voted in the 2016 Senate primary.
The Democratic turnout was also higher than it was in the gubernatorial primary in 2018, in which Georgia saw only 550,000 ballots cast. Political science professor at Atlanta’s Emory University noted of Georgia’s primary, “This was extraordinarily high turnout for a primary — way beyond what we’ve seen in previous primary elections.”
That’s the reason for long lines and not structural racism, as James thinks is the case.
In fact, Abramowitz also claimed “The bottom line is that, despite all of the problems at the polls on Tuesday, it appears that there was a big increase in turnout over 2018, especially on the Democratic side. And over 900,000 votes cast in the Democratic Senate primary blows the 310,000 votes cast in the 2016 Democratic Senate primary out of the water.”
Think about that; not only is James wrong but he’s also whining about something where the end result is what he wanted the whole time, which is wishing that more Democrats would go out and vote against the GOP.
That’s exactly what James was hoping for with his “structurally racist” accusation. It’s so funny to think James has no problem with this pro-democracy, while simultaneously shaming those who criticized China over the Daryl Morey tweet-incident that caused the country to ban the NBA because he supported Hong Kong protesters.
LeBron James is America’s biggest hypocrite.
James either has an agenda or he’s clueless; take your pick.