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Ga. governor candidate on criticism of voter ID: 'White liberals think black people are too dumb'

"Minorities have IDs," says Republican challenger.

Published: April 16, 2021 5:33pm

Updated: April 17, 2021 7:20pm

A Republican hopeful for the Georgia gubernatorial race this November slammed criticism of that state's recently passed voter ID law, arguing that white critics who oppose voter identification requirements have a low opinion of the intelligence of minority voters. 

Vernon Jones, a Georgia politician who served in the state's house of representatives as a Democrat and as the chief executive officer of DeKalb County, told Nick Ballasy on Just the News's Water Cooler on Friday that it's a "myth" that nonwhite voters are incapable of obtaining identification. 

"Minorities have IDs," he told Ballasy. "They have IDs when they're checking in hotels, they have IDs when they're checking out a library book, they have IDs when they're in senior citizens facilities."

"They have ID even when they get the COVID shot," he continued. "So, you know what, that is just being intellectually dishonest. What it really is saying, though, [is] that white liberals think that black people are too dumb or too ignorant to even want to have an ID, and they want to hold their hands."

Jones announced on Friday his intent to challenge GOP incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp for their party's nomination for the November race in Georgia. 

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