BEWARE GEORGIA: Why Are Voting Rights Advocates So Worried About
Beware Georgia – there are some calculations being made behind the voting curtains!
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The new bills that are being pushed forward in the legislature in Georgia are raising red flags among the population there. Georgians think that the state might not have a race where the bills were in place…
“I don’t know that 5 million people would have been successful in casting ballots if the rules were some of the things that they’re proposing today,” claims Andrea Young, the executive director of American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia. “The interesting thing about voter suppression is that it’s kind of like chemotherapy. It’s thinking you’re going to kill more the cells you don’t want than you are the cells you do want … and so that’s the gamble that they’re making,” Young added.
Georgia Republicans have just recently filled election bills, in which they sell to end the no-excuse absentee voting and the automatic voter registration, as well as to limit early voting on the weekends and require for more identification to be presented for those who want to vote absentee.
Republicans in the state aim to boost election security and the public trust in the elections in Georgia with the proposed voting measures.
Nsé Ufot, the founder of the New South super PAC, said that “if any of the elections bills including such restrictions were a factor in November, when Joe Biden narrowly defeated then-President Trump in the presidential election and Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff advanced to Senate runoff races, the outcome in the traditionally red state could have been entirely different. If any one of these bills would have been on the books in November, it would have wiped out the margin that we saw and that’s essentially what they were trying to do.”
#BREAKING: House @SpeakerRalston announces a proposal to make Georgia ID cards free to residents. He says he is committed to eliminating barriers to voting. Earlier this week the House approved a bill that would require state or alternate ID to vote absentee @FOX5Atlanta #gapol pic.twitter.com/xoikONI0P5
— Claire Simms (@Claire_FOX5) March 3, 2021
This January, approximately 4.5 million ballots were calculated in Georgia’s central U.S. runoffs, where Ossoff and Warnock won by a slim chance over then Sens. This tilted the control of the upper chamber in the Congress, which for the first time since 1992, “flipped blue”.