MSNBC host Al Sharpton said Thursday that Texas’ election lawsuit before the Supreme Court is a “clear racist attempt to disenfranchise black voters.”

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, two dozen state attorneys general, and over 100 Republican lawmakers support the lawsuit.

Sharpton made his comments on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” with host Joy Reid.

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Sharpton: ‘They Are Directly Trying To Disenfranchise And Criminalize Black Voters’

Anchor Reid said to Sharpton, “This is nothing short to me of white nationalism in action in our political system. It’s anti-democracy.”

“They are only going after cities where the prominent black voters and saying that is where the fraud is,” she added. “It’s a direct war against Black voters.”

Sharpton replied, “You’re absolutely right.”

“When you look at where they have methodically gone off Black voting districts, Black voting areas, they’re not questioning all the votes in the city or state, just certain areas,” Sharpton said.

“They are directly trying to disenfranchise and criminalize Black voters,” he continued. “And we need to call it for what it is.”

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Sharpton then made his grand declaration.

“This is a clear racist attempt to disenfranchise black voters by people a that celebrated the nuking of the Voting Rights Act,” Sharpton insisted.

No Evidence Of Racism In Lawsuit

There is no evidence that the lawsuit before the highest court in the land has anything to do with race.

Racism? Maybe it is just Donald Trump and many Republicans understandably wanting to get a fair election.

Racism exists. This is undeniable. It is horrible and should be stamped out wherever it is found.

But racism doesn’t mean “anything Democrats don’t like.” President Trump’s legal team’s challenges regarding the 2020 presidential election have zero to do with racism.

This might be hard for someone to understand who makes everything about racism – like Al Sharpton.

Though you have to give Sharpton some credit. He picked a lane, and he’s been remarkably consistent for many years.


The Texas lawsuit shall proceed. To the degree that it becomes something about race is the fault of Al Sharpton and others like him, not Donald Trump.

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