George Takei must think he’s back at the helm of Star Trek’s U.S.S. Enterprise as Sulu, because he took a trip to deep space on Twitter.
Takei regurgitated the growing liberal loony-toon narrative that there’s voter suppression going on.
Unlike Stacey Abrams who ran for governor of Georgia…Lost by 50,000 votes. Demanded a recount…Lost. Filed a voting rights lawsuit…Lost. AND still hasn’t conceded the race.
KY voters: The state reduced the number of polling stations by 95%. There’s only one polling place in all of Jefferson County, where half the state’s Black population lives. Please vote early if you can’t vote by mail/absentee. Don’t let them steal your rights. Please share!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 21, 2020
Ahead of Tuesday’s primary election—Kentucky has cut the number of polling places from 3700 to 200😳
That means ONE polling locations for the 616K registered voters in Louisville’s Jefferson Co—where half KY’s black voters live
Voter Suppression 101https://t.co/QHYFk4RcXB
— Qasim Rashid for Congress (@QasimRashid) June 20, 2020
If Only George Takei And The Democrats Knew How To Google.
As with all things Democrat. Once you get past their hyperbole headlines. The cut in polling places in Kentucky is not at all what it seems.
University of Kentucky professor Robert Farley calls George Takei’s narrative “literally wrong about everything, generally on things that would take 90 seconds of research to debunk”:
It's pointless to argue now, but the developing narrative about voter suppression in Kentucky is literally wrong about everything, generally on things that would take 90 seconds of research to debunk.
— Robert Farley (@drfarls) June 20, 2020
Basically, they have reduced the number of polling places, but not because of racist Republicans, but because of coronavirus.
And amazingly, Sulu must have missed the part about this being a bipartisan plan to keep voters safe.
And at the same time, Kentucky has been pushing early voting and absentee ballots at a scale unheard of before in Kentucky elections:
Important corrective on voting in Kentucky https://t.co/orDmIldUjm
— Michael Cohen (@speechboy71) June 21, 2020
For those wondering how voting will work at one (huge) voting place in Louisville Tuesday & how turnout may effect Dem #kysen primary, here’s some context from turnout numbers in recent years compared numbers from last week on mailed absentee ballots plus early voters (1/2)
— Joe Sonka 😐 (@joesonka) June 21, 2020
Appreciate the national attention on Louisville's vote. I think it's important to note that condensing in-person voting to (very large) fairgrounds was done in conjunction with daily messaging on expanded mail-in absentee voting. https://t.co/3DBnBvksDF
— Erin Keane (@eekshecried) June 21, 2020