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Civil Rights Group Calls For Masters To Boycott Georgia Over Voting Bill

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is urging professional golfers to refuse to play in the 2021 Masters unless the historical event is moved out of Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia following a new state voting reform law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp

NBJC calls the bill an “unacceptable attack on our democracy” and a reform that is “designed to return black and poor and already disenfranchised voters in Georgia to second class citizens.”

“The PGA Tour and Masters Tournament have both made commitments to help diversify golf and address racial inequities in this country – and we expect them to not only speak out against Georgia’s new racist voter suppression law – but to also take action,” the statement read. “To that end, the National Black Justice Coalition is calling on the PGA Tour and Masters Tournament to pull the upcoming championship event from the Augusta National Golf Course. Professional golfers should refuse to play in Georgia until the racist voter suppression law is repealed.”

The Left and the media continue to release statements calling the new bill racist without getting into any of the bill’s context. Unsurprisingly, the outrage has hit the sports world and is welcomed by the puppets in the sports media.

MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark announced Friday that players are ready to discuss moving this summer’s MLB All-Star Game out of Atlanta over the GOP-sponsored election reform bill. The bill makes it “particularly difficult for black voters to reach the polls,” Clark says.

Unlike the Masters, which begins April 8, the MLB has a few months to cave to the pressure and move the All-Star Game.

The bill standardizes voting hours, requires a state-issued ID for absentee voting, limits drop boxes, grants greater legislative control, and bans handing out water and food to voters waiting in line at the polls. Anyway, some call that Jim Crow 2.0.

Gov. Kemp defended the bill last week:

What this bill actually does is fight the rhetoric from those that are fund-raising off of this issue and polarizing it, to take away from the unconstitutional power grab of H.R. 1 that’s going on in Washington D.C. right now. It further secures our absentee ballots by mail by requiring a photo I.D., which the vast majority of Georgians support. It is also adding days of early voting on the weekends. We’re expanding the right to vote in Georgia. You’re not hearing that from the other side. That’s what the truth is, as well as further securing absentee ballot boxes, which didn’t exist before.

“It’s completely contrary to what they’re trying to do in D.C. by doing away with the state’s photo I.D. requirement, by doing away with it being illegal to harvest ballots in Georgia [and] making that mandatory at the federal level. I fought very hard for over a decade to keep our voter rolls secure. You wouldn’t be able to do that with H.R. 1. So I think the people really need to look at who is trying to restrict things. It’s the Democrats in Washington, not Republicans that continue to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

At this rate, any event in Georgia should expect some angry tweets and press releases directed its way.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers any news story that deserves attention but focuses on media. His interests include reading Stephen King novels, avoiding traffic on the road, and pretending to solve true-crime mysteries. He still believes Cersei should've won and encourages everyone to always question the news.

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  1. It’s unfortunate that blacks, not all, but most, haven’t caught on to the Democratic playbook of identity politics repeatedly used during election time or trying to get some bill passed through legislation.

    The sad part of it all is that the media won’t give a platform to blacks who have left the Democrat plantation and to try and give other blacks a different voice of opinion.

  2. Do these Soros funded race baiters/grifters/opportunists even know what the 15th ammendment is?

    Black votes aren’t going to be disenfranchised…they vote something like 95% Democrat. It’s the people they elect that disenfranchises them.

  3. The group “expects” the PGA to do what they want done. Ah and there it is entitled brats. I expect the NBJC to care about black lives but they don’t say shit about murder rates in this country. See we all have unrealistic expectations which leads to disappointment. Go fuck yourselves NBJC!

  4. Why is it controversial to require a form of identification to vote? It’s required to do almost anything else legally.. i.e. open a bank account, buy a car, buy a gun, apply for a job/run background check, pick up will-call tickets, fly on a plane, etc., etc.

    People slamming their fists calling racism are implying black people/minorities are so helpless and/or ignorant that they can’t obtain a state issued ID or find a polling location.

    Pretty sure (as an adult) you’re supposed to have some form of ID on you anytime you leave your house.

    • I know, and I said the same thing Tanner. I have yet to understand this argument and I have heard it for years now. I have never met someone who did not have an ID. My great great aunt never got a DL, never drove a car, but still had identification.

      I found one study that says 84.1% of all American 16 and over have a drivers license. The rest can bring a copy of their birth certificate, government issued ID, or passport…like everywhere else requires. If you can’t do that you’re officially unqualified to vote because you can’t prove you’re a legal resident eligible to vote.

    • I had this same discussion with a friend who is opposed to IDs for voting. While I’m with you Tanner, and I have no idea how one could function in our society without an ID, we came to a compromise that was… when you register to vote, you are assigned a photo Voter Registration ID card that must be shown when you vote.

  5. The PGA can decide whatever they will. “The Masters” Week may be a moveable feast, but it doesn’t travel. Everything is trademarked and registered, including the famous green jacket, and all the names and logos.
    I hear it now: “HELLO FRIENDS…and welcome to the first ever New Democracy Open here in the city by the bay, Oakland, California. The winner will receive the coveted Puce Jacket. We were unable to be in Augusta for The Masters this year because…well, because it was the right thing to do.”

  6. Does anyone in professional circles have the backbone to stand up to these clowns ?

    It’s been cartoonishly absurd and will only further transform into an even worse episode of South Park come to real life if no one tells these ppl to get lost.

  7. These Civil Rights groups think that blacks are too stupid to use their IDs that they already have….because they have to have one to do anything else in the US. Reality is that they just want to be able to cheat and defraud US voters. They will stop at nothing to be able to cheat because it’s the only way they can win any election.

  8. Nance will extend the opening by another 20 minutes blathering on Voter I.D. ……. bottom line don’t expect any backbone from Jimmy .
    They may wheel out Tiger for show …. Afro / Asian is a hot commodity these days .
    If Clifford Roberts were alive and in charge , he’d bring in air strikes to destroy “ pockets” of resistance! 😎

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