Joe Biden has nominated leftist activist Nancy Gbana Abudu, the deputy legal director at SPLC, to serve on the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.
Abudu has claimed that requiring proof of citizenship to vote is “voter suppression.”
The Daily Wire uncovered some of Abudu’s shocking views in a 2011 interview, during which she said that while working at the ACLU she focused on “voting rights.” She argued that requiring photo ID or proof of citizenship is indicative of “voter suppression.”
“Obviously, we do a lot when it comes to voter suppression, which includes five priority areas: photo ID, proof of citizenship, restrictions we see when it comes to registration … early voting as well as absentee voting and the restrictions we see when it comes to criminal convictions. We also do a lot with student voting,” Abudu said.
Abudu’s views on the issue have not changed, as she was claiming voter ID laws are “racist” as recently as August.
Last year, she wrote in a post for the Southern Poverty Law Center advocating for felons to have voting writes. She said, “when you add laws that prohibit people with a criminal conviction from voting, it’s practically the same system as during slavery – Black people who have lost their freedom and cannot vote.”
“And without access to the ballot, a victim of the system cannot elect the very officials pulling the levers to hire the police, determine which cases are prosecuted and what sentences are imposed.”
According to the Daily Wire, “Biden put forth 75 judges in 2021. The memo states that his nominees ‘reflect the diversity’ Biden ‘promise[d]’ in courts and that Abudu ‘would be the first African-American woman judge ever to sit on the Eleventh Circuit.’”