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Sen. Hyde-Smith Says No Voter Events on ‘Holy’ Sundays. Why Were Her Own Campaign Events Exempt?

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) has defended a Republican effort to restrict voting on Sundays—a move critics say would suppress voting in minority communities—by invoking the Bible to argue the Sabbath should be free of political activity to “keep it holy.”

“Georgia is a Southern state just like Mississippi,” she said, during a hearing on Wednesday about a Senate voting rights bill. “And I cannot speak for Georgia, but I can speak for Mississippi on why we would never do that on Sunday or hold an election on a Sunday.”

But that’s one part of the Bible that Hyde-Smith didn’t apply to her own electioneering.

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