The chaotic finish to the 2020 election raised fears of election security in Georgia, something the state's Republican majority attempted to tackle by passing the Election Integrity Act of 2021. Republicans argued that the bill would both secure future elections in the state while making it easier to vote, implementing an ID requirement for absentee ballot requests in addition to mandating three weeks of early voting with availability on weekends.
But the law was widely panned by critics, with President Biden calling the legislation the return to the days of "Jim Crow." "At a time when parts of our country are backsliding," Biden said at the time. "The days of Jim Crow, passing laws that harken back to the era of poll taxes, when Black people were made to guess how many beans — how many jelly beans in a jar, or count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap before they could cast their ballot." This opinion was widely picked up and parrotted by Democrats around the country, BLM, ANTIFA, DELTA, Coca Cola, ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, blah, blah, blah...
And the new law caught the attention of Major League Baseball, which pulled the 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to the law, arguing that it restricted access to voting. "I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft," MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement at the time.
"Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," he continued. "Fair access to voting continues to have our game’s unwavering support."
So, with all these smart people accusing all of us uneducated "deplorable" rednecks here in Georgia, just trying to keep real people down, it must be that this first primary election MUST have significantly lower early voter turn-out, right?
Georgia has seen record-breaking turnout for early voting despite passing an election security law last year that critics panned as "voter suppression". "The record early voting turnout is a testament to the security of the voting system and the hard work of our county election officials," Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said of the numbers Wednesday. "As Secretary of State, I promised to strike a strong balance between access and security in our elections, and these numbers demonstrate that I kept that promise and that voters have confidence in Georgia’s elections."
Georgia has seen 539,297 people cast ballots as of Tuesday, far outpacing the 182,684 by this point in the 2018 midterm primary elections, according to data compiled by Georgia Votes.
The numbers have even outpaced those posted during the 2020 presidential election by 156%, an election that saw election officials encourage early and mail-in voting to decrease crowding during the pandemic.
So, from this unrepentant conservative and life-long Georgian, my response to President Biden, big business, crack-pot organizations, the DNC, and their network propoganda machines...
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Baseball is a slow, boring, complex, cerebral game that doesn't lend itself to histrionics. You 'take in' a baseball game, something odd to say about a football or basketball game, with the clock running and the bodies flying.