The one factor lacking from the set of MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes Thursday night time was a large whiteboard with traces connecting unrelated issues. That was the manic vitality Hayes gave off as he went on an unhinged rant proclaiming that the Supreme Courtroom’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] Get together” designed to destroy “America’s multiracial democracy.”

All six conservative Republican-appointed justices uniting to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona that might disproportionately have an effect on voters of coloration,” he asserted. And in line with Hayes, “making it tougher” 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 towards the Voting Rights Act with out desecrating the martyrs who fought and died for it and the faith that constructed up round it. Until – until, you are John Roberts. The conservative, unelected chief justice of the Supreme Courtroom. He does not should have any voters vote for him, proper? A lifetime appointment.

Nicely, in 2013 Roberts and the conservative majority invented a brand new constitutional precept to intestine a key part of the Voting Rights Act, often called 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 in reality, 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, Nicely, Congress, you repair it. Yeah, regulation’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 advised, 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 cheap provisions in Arizona election integrity legal guidelines, Hayes tried to argue “these provisions have a disparate impression throughout racial traces.” Including: “They ran the numbers, they discovered that tossing ballots solid 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 p.c of black and Native American votes every.

Hayes additionally advised that “the Supreme Courtroom’s conservative majority” was “high-quality” with the supposedly racist provision, and brazenly 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 true reasoning. It’s as a result of they and all different elements of the best are working in tandem towards America’s multiracial democracy,” he sneered.

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

No, the well mannered approach to do it, the best way to do it should you’re credentialed, should you’re a former Supreme Courtroom clerk, otherwise you’re Mitch McConnell and also you meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – no, the well mannered manner is to make use of the official channels, to domesticate elite legal professionals on the Federalist Society who get to grow to be judges, after which grow to be justices, and so they get good op-eds written about them – about all of the folks 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 minimize there, loss of life by 1,000 blows till they’ve functionally performed away with the only most vital regulation 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 towards throughout each single faction of the get together.”

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

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

CHRIS HAYES: At the moment, we noticed it from the Supreme Courtroom. The opposite department of our authorities the conservative motion has taken over.

Whereas the courtroom made a bunch of unusual and fascinating choices all through this time period, right now they reverted to get together traces. All six conservative Republican-appointed justices uniting to uphold voting restrictions in Arizona that might disproportionately have an effect on voters of coloration. And that is as a result of making it tougher for folks to vote, notably folks of coloration and younger folks, is the factor that the conservative motion is animated proper now. It’s what they’re radicalizing on.

At the moment, the conservatives used their majority within the Supreme Courtroom to additional weaken the Voting Rights Act.

(…)

8:07:57 p.m. Japanese

HAYES: You’ll be able to’t be towards the Voting Rights Act with out desecrating the martyrs who fought and died for it and the faith that constructed up round it. Until – until, you are John Roberts. The conservative, unelected chief justice of the Supreme Courtroom. He does not should have any voters vote for him, proper? A lifetime appointment.

Nicely, in 2013 Roberts and the conservative majority invented a brand new constitutional precept to intestine a key part of the Voting Rights Act, often called 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 in reality, 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, Nicely, Congress, you repair it. Yeah, regulation’s nonetheless good. Congress, repair it.

However he knew what he was doing. They’re good folks. He knew Republicans in Congress would not do something to revive the regulation. 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 could have needed to undergo preclearance if Roberts and the conservatives on the courtroom 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 regulation within the Supreme Courtroom. The regulation requires election officers to throw away ballots solid 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 against the law for anybody besides members of the family, caregivers, and elections officers to gather and ship ballots to polling locations.

Now we all know these provisions have a disparate impression throughout racial traces. They ran the numbers, they discovered that tossing ballots solid 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 now, the Supreme Courtroom’s conservative majority mentioned all of that stuff is ok. And I may provide the authorized reasoning however here is the true reasoning. It’s as a result of they and all different elements of the best are working in tandem towards 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 “grasp Mike Pence” and storm the Capitol and go marauding by way of the constructing looking for legislators they might beat to loss of life perhaps.

No, the well mannered approach to do it, the best way to do it should you’re credentialed, should you’re a former Supreme Courtroom clerk, otherwise you’re Mitch McConnell and also you meet with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – no, the well mannered manner is to make use of the official channels, to domesticate elite legal professionals on the Federalist Society who get to grow to be judges, after which grow to be justices, and so they get good op-eds written about them – about all of the folks 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 minimize there, loss of life by 1,000 blows till they’ve functionally performed away with the only most vital regulation 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 motive 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, folks. And that is as a result of multiracial democracy is the factor conservatives are mobilizing and radicalizing towards throughout each single faction of the get together.