The one factor lacking from the set of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes Thursday evening was a large whiteboard with strains connecting unrelated issues. That was the manic vitality Hayes gave off as he went on an unhinged rant proclaiming that the Supreme Court docket’s ruling upholding Arizona’s election integrity legal guidelines had been a part of a decades-long plot by “each single faction of the [Republican] Occasion” designed to destroy “America’s multiracial democracy.”

All six conservative Republican-appointed justices uniting to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona that may disproportionately have an effect on voters of shade,” he asserted. And in keeping with Hayes, “making it more durable” for minorities to vote “is the factor that the conservative motion is animated proper now. It’s what they’re radicalizing on.

A short while later, Hayes accused Chief Justice John Roberts of orchestrating a gutting of the Voting Rights Act (Click on “increase”):

You’ll be able to’t be in opposition to the Voting Rights Act with out desecrating the martyrs who fought and died for it and the faith that constructed up round it. Except – except, you are John Roberts. The conservative, unelected chief justice of the Supreme Court docket. He would not must have any voters vote for him, proper? A lifetime appointment.

Effectively, in 2013 Roberts and the conservative majority invented a brand new constitutional precept to intestine a key part of the Voting Rights Act, referred to as preclearance, requiring areas with traditionally had discriminatory voting practices to obtain approval earlier than altering any voting guidelines.

Roberts may try this with none political penalties. And actually, he got here up with this tortured ruling. The formulation Congress got here up with to determine who received preclearance was indefensible. It offended the sovereign dignity of states. And he gave his fellow conservatives believable deniability, as a result of he then mentioned, Effectively, Congress, you repair it. Yeah, legislation’s nonetheless good. Congress, repair it.

And what did we see? Predictably, a wave of voter suppression state after state after state that, in any other case, would have been stopped crucially,” Hayes prompt, with out proof however a great deal of Democratic speaking factors. “And that was the primary wave. Now, it’s gotten worse. We have seen it exacerbated and turbocharged within the wake of Donald Trump’s assault on American democracy.”

 

 

Decrying the affordable provisions in Arizona election integrity legal guidelines, Hayes tried to argue “these provisions have a disparate affect throughout racial strains.” Including: “They ran the numbers, they discovered that tossing ballots forged within the incorrect precinct has the impact of disproportionally undercounting minority votes by an element of two to 1.”

However that statistic was deceptive as a result of it solely affected one % of black and Native American votes every.

Hayes additionally prompt that “the Supreme Court docket’s conservative majority” was “wonderful” with the supposedly racist provision, and overtly admitted that he was refusing to share what the bulk opinion truly mentioned in favor of his baseless smear. “And I may provide the authorized reasoning however here is the actual reasoning. It’s as a result of they and all different elements of the precise are working in tandem in opposition to America’s multiracial democracy,” he sneered.

He then spun a conspiracy idea that accused the entire conservative justices, together with Justice Clarence Thomas, of taking the “well mannered” path to disenfranchise minority voters:

No, the well mannered method to do it, the way in which to do it in case you’re credentialed, in case you’re a former Supreme Court docket clerk, otherwise you’re Mitch McConnell and also you meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – no, the well mannered method is to make use of the official channels, to domesticate elite attorneys on the Federalist Society who get to develop into judges, after which develop into justices, and so they get good op-eds written about them – about all of the individuals they’ve labored with, how collegial they’re. And then you definately deliver these lawsuits and people justices chip away at it.

Only a snip right here, a reduce there, loss of life by 1,000 blows till they’ve functionally executed away with the only most vital legislation in historical past of American multiracial democracy,” he mentioned.

And as he wrapped his monologue. he parroted his personal line about how “multiracial democracy is the factor conservatives are mobilizing and radicalizing in opposition to throughout each single faction of the social gathering.”

Chris Hayes’s unhinged ranting and lies had been made potential due to profitable sponsorships from Discover and Tractor Supply Co. Their contact data is linked so you may inform them concerning the biased information they fund.

The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes
July 1, 2021
8:05:05 p.m. Jap

CHRIS HAYES: Right now, we noticed it from the Supreme Court docket. The opposite department of our authorities the conservative motion has taken over.

Whereas the court docket made a bunch of unusual and attention-grabbing selections all through this time period, right this moment they reverted to social gathering strains. All six conservative Republican-appointed justices uniting to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona that may disproportionately have an effect on voters of shade. And that is as a result of making it more durable for individuals to vote, significantly individuals of shade and younger individuals, is the factor that the conservative motion is animated proper now. It’s what they’re radicalizing on.

Right now, the conservatives used their majority within the Supreme Court docket to additional weaken the Voting Rights Act.

(…)

8:07:57 p.m. Jap

HAYES: You’ll be able to’t be in opposition to the Voting Rights Act with out desecrating the martyrs who fought and died for it and the faith that constructed up round it. Except – except, you are John Roberts. The conservative, unelected chief justice of the Supreme Court docket. He would not must have any voters vote for him, proper? A lifetime appointment.

Effectively, in 2013 Roberts and the conservative majority invented a brand new constitutional precept to intestine a key part of the Voting Rights Act, referred to as preclearance, requiring areas with traditionally had discriminatory voting practices to obtain approval earlier than altering any voting guidelines.

Roberts may try this with none political penalties. And actually, he got here up with this tortured ruling. The formulation Congress got here up with to determine who received preclearance was indefensible. It offended the sovereign dignity of states. And he gave his fellow conservatives believable deniability, as a result of he then mentioned, Effectively, Congress, you repair it. Yeah, legislation’s nonetheless good. Congress, repair it.

However he knew what he was doing. They’re sensible individuals. He knew Republicans in Congress would not do something to revive the legislation. He simply dumped the physique on their doorstep and mentioned [makes a face].

And what did we see? Predictably, a wave of voter suppression state after state after state that, in any other case, would have been stopped crucially. It will have needed to undergo preclearance if Roberts and the conservatives on the court docket hadn’t gutted it.

And that was the primary wave. Now, it’s gotten worse. We have seen it exacerbated and turbo charged within the wake of Donald Trump’s assault on American democracy.

(…)

After which got here this problem to Arizona’s legislation within the Supreme Court docket. The legislation requires election officers to throw away ballots forged on the incorrect precinct. Let’s say you bought two voting areas close to you, two locations to vote, you go to the incorrect one, vote there, woops, it will get thrown out. It additionally makes it a criminal offense for anybody besides relations, caregivers, and elections officers to gather and ship ballots to polling locations.

Now we all know these provisions have a disparate affect throughout racial strains. They ran the numbers, they discovered that tossing ballots forged within the incorrect precinct has the impact of disproportionally undercounting minority votes by an element of two to 1. Permitting another person to drop off a poll is especially vital for indigenous communities in Arizona.

However right this moment, the Supreme Court docket’s conservative majority mentioned all of that stuff is ok. And I may provide the authorized reasoning however here is the actual reasoning. It’s as a result of they and all different elements of the precise are working in tandem in opposition to America’s multiracial democracy.

Now, Donald Trump’s model of that’s extra vulgar, cringe inducing whipping up a mob to go beat up cops and chant “hold Mike Pence” and storm the Capitol and go marauding by the constructing looking for legislators they may beat to loss of life perhaps.

No, the well mannered method to do it, the way in which to do it in case you’re credentialed, in case you’re a former Supreme Court docket clerk, otherwise you’re Mitch McConnell and also you meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – no, the well mannered method is to make use of the official channels, to domesticate elite attorneys on the Federalist Society who get to develop into judges, after which develop into justices, and so they get good op-eds written about them – about all of the individuals they’ve labored with, how collegial they’re. And then you definately deliver these lawsuits and people justices chip away at it.

Only a snip right here, a reduce there, loss of life by 1,000 blows till they’ve functionally executed away with the only most vital legislation in historical past of American multiracial democracy.

I imply, we did this as soon as earlier than. The fifteenth modification and it received killed. The one cause the Voting Rights Act was vital is as a result of a profitable effort to intestine the fifteenth modification. And now we’re watching them intestine the Voting Rights Act. It isn’t the primary time, individuals. And that is as a result of multiracial democracy is the factor conservatives are mobilizing and radicalizing in opposition to throughout each single faction of the social gathering.

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