In the fallout of the 2020 Election, several states moved quickly to secure their voting laws. Among those who made much needed changes was the state of Georgia. For passing a law that secured their elections, Georgia was slandered in the media. Joe Biden accused them of passing “Jim Crow 2.0.” And numerous big companies and organizations attacked the state, vowing to boycott it.
Why were liberals so upset? They claimed the new law would “suppress” the voting rights of minorities. Of course, if that were true Georgia would be guilty of breaking federal law. Georgia was vindicated in court, but it didn’t stop liberals from smearing Georgia lawmakers and residents, accusing them of shutting down black Americans’ voting rights.
Guess what happened this year?
Georgia’s high voter turnout in the 2022 midterm elections… vindicated the state’s Election Integrity Act, which last year was harshly denounced as a tool of voter suppression by President Biden and an array of iconic American brands from Coca-Cola to Major League Baseball…
The law includes popular election integrity safeguards like, for example, signature matching, voter ID, restrictions on drop boxes, a ban on the mass mailing of absentee ballot request forms to those who did not ask for them, and mandatory citizenship checks.
In addition to MLB, corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines publicly decried the law despite its broad support among Georgia voters. [Source: Just the News]
Liberals slammed Georgia, dragged the state into court, and accused them of “stealing” democracy. Yet in the 2022 midterms, Georgia saw record turnout, destroying the claim that the new law was preventing people from voting.
In fact, the law gave voters 17 days of early voting, something Democrats embrace in blue states. Thanks to the new law, 2,504,956 people cast their vote via early voting or mail-in ballots, an all-time record. There was no sign that voters were unable to vote due to this law. In fact, just the opposite was true.
The real reason Democrats were upset was that this law made it much harder for liberal activists to cheat. In many states, liberal groups take advantage of ballot harvest and other measures to collect ballots from unsuspecting citizens. They either tell people who to vote for or fill in their ballots for them. Or, they go in place of someone–often an elderly person who will not end up at the polls.
Georgia’s new law makes this much harder to do, with requirements like voter ID, signature matching, restrictions on drop boxes, and a ban on mass mailing of ballots. All of these measures served to safeguard this year’s election.
And guess what? There was no evidence of “irregularities,” as Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp swept Democrat rival Stacey Abrams. Looks like the only reason Democrats didn’t like this new law, was because they knew it made the election fair and open.
Author: Bo Dogan