Posted: Jul 17, 2021 12:01 AM
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In his Tuesday speech on voting rights, Biden likened election reforms, such as those about to be enacted in Texas, to “the most significant test of our democracy since the Civil War. That’s not hyperbole. Since the Civil War.” Setting aside that the proposed Texas voting measures were actually far less restrictive than those Biden has backed in his home state of Delaware for over a half-century, as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pointed out, Biden’s reference to the Civil War in a speech on voting rights this week could not have been timed any worse.
Total deaths in the Civil War number at least 620,000, and U.S. deaths from the Coronavirus as of this week stand at almost exactly that number, or 606,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For Biden to reference the Civil War at a time when real questions remain about the seriousness of his efforts to probe the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) culpability in manipulating and