LAST WEEK, REP. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said something that I thought was perhaps the most disturbing indicator of just how severe the voter suppression has been in Georgia. In case you missed it, in a state that has been solidly Republican for a generation, Democrat Stacey Abrams is in a dead heat with Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the race for governor. It’s a big deal: Abrams could become the first black governor of Georgia. (Full disclosure: In my personal capacity, outside of my work for The Intercept, I have endorsed Abrams in the race.)
That’s why it’s so disturbing that every few days, a new story of voter suppression comes out.