WILLIAMS: What Occurred to Governor Kemp?

Earlier than Brian Kemp grew to become Georgia’s governor, he served as secretary of state. At the moment, Greg Palast informed us the story of who Brian Kemp was. The article Palast wrote was “Voting Gangnam Type: The New Kim Crow in Georgia.” We already knew about Jim Crow. The article didn’t present Mr. Kemp in a constructive mild. At the moment, he observed that Asian People had begun to register in large numbers and apparently, they weren’t anticipated to vote for Kemp’s Republicans. Palast’s investigation was on how Georgia’s Secretaries of State had elevated the outdated Jim Crow ways towards Asian People. He known as it the “New Jim Crow.” On the time, Asians have been the fastest-growing inhabitants in Georgia and had been voting for Republicans, however one thing prompted them to vary their minds.

Only a word of intrigue! Asians started doing a brand new factor. They have been registering Asian voters big-time. They turned within the registrations and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided their workplace. Their registrations have been questioned. Leaders of the voters registered was a lady who made copies of the registrations as a backup to know who had registered. When she checked with the Workplace of the Secretary of State, the leaders have been informed there was no report of these registrations! Once they have been informed they’d copies of the registrations, they have been informed that making such a replica was unlawful!

What might be mistaken? Nicely, alongside the best way, Asians had fallen in love with a Democrat and so they voted 73% for Barack Obama! The inflow of Asians all of a sudden voting for Democrats grew to become an issue for Republicans. Stacey Abrams was operating a fantastic race, and he or she seemed to be nicely on her solution to probably changing into governor. Now, guess who then was the secretary of state and gubernatorial hopeful — and would have had an issue with Stacey’s candidacy. Sure, the secretary of state on the time was Brian Kemp!

Let’s transfer all the best way as much as Aug. 31, 2023. Gov. Brian Kemp all of a sudden grew to become the wise, logical politician (and we’re glad he did), however his new place gave us pause when he sat at his desk, seemingly trying over a proposed invoice from his legislature that will’ve tried to take away Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis from overseeing the prosecution of Donald Trump! Surprising to many people, it didn’t work. The identical Brian Kemp who’s now governor of Georgia went on tv and known as the try and silence District Legal professional Fani Willis POLITICAL THEATER! He’s appropriate, however the query is why? He was actually agency in his assertion and seemed to be honest.

Simply perhaps, Gov. Kemp has different ambitions, and he’ll needn’t solely the Black vote but additionally the Asian American vote. In spite of everything, they’re the fastest-growing variety of voters in Georgia. It’s fairly potential he’ll want all their votes for his subsequent transfer whether or not it’s for the US Senate and even president of the US. We don’t know what the governor’s subsequent transfer is, however we have to hold our eye on no matter it’s. In the meantime, let’s thank him for doing the precise factor this time to permit District Legal professional Fani Willis to proceed the folks’s case towards Donald Trump and his unlucky associates who adopted him to interrupt the regulation so many occasions to assist Trump. Gov. Kemp has carried out his half by refusing to cooperate in permitting the Georgia legislature to unfairly and with out trigger to alleviate Fulton County District Legal professional Fani Willis of heading up the work that will ship what ought to quickly be a convicted felony again to the White Home.

Williams is president of The Dick Gregory Society (www.thedickgregorysociety.org).