Biden nominee equated 'proof of citizenship' with 'voter suppression,' likened felon voting ban to slavery

“犯罪の有罪判決を受けた人の投票を禁止する法律を追加する場合, それは奴隷制の時と実質的に同じシステムです–自由を失い投票できない黒人,” attorney Nancy Gbana Abudu said in a 役職 for the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

And without access to the ballot, a victim of the system cannot elect the very officials pulling the levers to hire the police, determine which cases are prosecuted and what sentences are imposed.

Nancy Abudu, President Biden's appellate nominee for the 11th Circuit, discusses the death penalty in Florida. (South Florida PBS/YouTube)

Nancy Abudu, President Biden’s appellate nominee for the 11th Circuit, discusses the death penalty in Florida. (South Florida PBS/YouTube) (South Florida PBS/YouTube)

Those comments and others were unearthed by the Daily Wire after the White House announced it was nominating Abudu to serve as an appellate judge.

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Abudu currently works at the left-wing SPLC and previously served as senior staff counsel with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). While at the ACLU, she told The Post and Courier that “95 percent of my work is in voting rights.

彼女は付け加えた: “明らかに, we do a lot when it comes to voter suppression, which includes five priority areas: photo ID, proof of citizenship, restrictions we see when it comes to registration … early voting as well as absentee voting and the restrictions we see when it comes to criminal convictions. We also do a lot with student voting.

Former President Trump has long referred to his political rival as "Sleepy" ジョー・バイデン. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック)

Former President Trump has long referred to his political rival asSleepy” ジョー・バイデン. (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック) (AP写真/アンドリュー・ハーニック)

SPLC and the White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ コメントのリクエスト.

12月. 23, Biden pointed to Abudu’s nomination as part ofthe President’s promise to ensure that the nation’s courts reflect the diversity that is one of our greatest assets as a country — both in terms of personal and professional backgrounds.

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シンシナティベンガルズとのAFCチャンピオンシップゲームの開幕戦でのヤード得点ドライブ, Abudu would be the first person of color to serve on the Eleventh Circuit from Georgia, ホワイトハウス 前記.

Her nomination comes as the administration and congressional Democrats have placed an emphasis on voting rights and allegedsuppressionin Republican-led states. ジョージア, where Abudu would serve as a judge, was a focal point for this debate as the state encountered scrutiny for its handling of the 2018 そして 2020 選挙.

FILE - In this Wednesday, 11月. 25, 2020 ファイル写真, Fulton County Georgia. election chief Richard Barron talks to reporters as workers scan ballots during a presidential recount in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ファイルGray, File)

ファイル – In this Wednesday, 11月. 25, 2020 ファイル写真, Fulton County Georgia. election chief Richard Barron talks to reporters as workers scan ballots during a presidential recount in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, ファイル) (AP Photo/Ben Gray, ファイル)

Biden’s DOJ targeted Georgia this year, alleging the state’s recent election law violated the Voting Rights Act and engaged in racial discrimination. Biden decried the law asJim Crow in the 21st century.The administration filed a similar lawsuit against Texas last month.

Abudu, 8月に, urged the Senate to pass federal legislation – the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act – while using similar arguments surrounding race.

As HR 4 moves to the Senate, some senators have already committed to doing everything in their power to oppose the bill – up to and including leveraging a legislative tool popular with pro-Jim Crow senators of the past – to prevent its passage and to further erode the fundamental right to vote,” 彼女 書きました.

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