BREAKING: @tedcruz @HawleyMO @SenRickScott & Trump loyalists fight for modern day 3/5 compromise. Jefferson & slave power wouldn't have WON w/o adding enslaved people to the value to whites. @agordonreed…
But as those non-voting 3/5 persons became voting 5/5 persons 80 years later--as a result of the Civil War, there was continued hell to pay for Black Americans. In 1871 the House was forced to pass the Klu Klux Klan Act @EJI @splcenter…
KKK act, HR 320 authorized the President to intervene in any attempt to deny “any person or any class of persons of the equal protection of the laws....” Because CLEARLY any vote by a 5/5 Black American was a stolen vote.…
A look at hotly contested #georgia demonstrates the thinking. Roughly 30% of the electorate is African American, and 88% of Black voters supported Biden. 69% of white ppl in Georgia voted for Trump, and only 30% white ppl for voted for…
If the Republicans could re-instate the 3/5 the margin of victory, ~11k votes for Biden would lead to Trump winning by 200K. Of course the @GOP can't admit they want the 3/5 rule, but that is the purpose of all attempts at #StopTheSteaI2020…
If you think this is far fetched, remember that @TomCottonAR introduced the "SAVING American history act" in JULY of this year in response to the truth-telling #1619Project @nhannahjones…

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