I have read it. Have you? I thought the post had solid insight. Someone thinking the Onion is funny has little to do with analysis. The fact that the President tried to tamper with the election, got pissed at GA Sec State, and now they replace him with an unelected person shows exactly what this bill is about. Providing the state an ability to remove local election officials is as Jim Crow as it comes. There are now a myriad of byzantine reasons to be able to challenge voters and challenge results. After the President lost 60+ court cases (winning only a single minor victory in PA) it is clear this bill opens the door to litigation that would have gone on for even longer. It is sad that these legislators feel so threatened by democracy and the former President. They are weak and are sore losers.
The President was upset with both the SoS and the Governor and they didn't cave. They showed integrity. This is the same Governor that's a staunch supporter of this bill. The reality is that what the President did has very little to do with why this bill was passed. Updating voting laws happens from time to time. It's not like new voting laws are passed only once every 50 years.
Comparing this voting law to Jim Crow laws is idiotic. There's nothing in this bill that hinders a specific race from voting unless you think black people are too stupid to copy their drivers license number or last 4 of their social security number onto an envelope. It's a liberal talking point which is actually racist.
When nearly half of the state think there's something wrong with the current election system and that they have less faith in the process it is the DUTY of the elected leaders in the state to try and fix that. The changes in the GA voting bill expand early voting and make a few changes to increase the security of the election.
Just under half the state didn’t like losing an election fair and square so they needed to change the rules. Sore loser syndrome cloaked in 95 pages of complexity to help undermine the next election. It’s sad because I’m certain there are a large portion of these people who wave the flag and say they believe in the rule of law, but 60 plus court losses and still the need to choose to change the game their way. Sad!
There's literally nothing in this bill that significantly alters how anyone votes. It's not about "losing an election fair and square". There were plenty of irregularities and questionable behavior during the last election. The burden of proof that there was "Widespread" voter fraud lays on those making those claims but as someone that lives in GA I can tell you that there were plenty of fishy things going on.
Speaking from personal experience, while waiting in line (Fulton County here) there were a few people with "Warnock" shirts going up and down the line (I waited about 30-40 minutes to vote btw) offering people pizza and saying "You're gonna vote for the right guy today aren't you?". This is why the GA bill addresses handing out food/drinks to people in line and leaving them alone.
Also, I received an absentee ballot in the mail for the person that lived in my house before me. A few days later someone from the "Progressive Black Coalition" knocked on my door and asked if I received my absentee ballot and I said I didn't request one and that I was planning to go vote in person. She then said "aren't you xxxx?" and I said no they don't live here. She then asked for that absentee ballot to "make sure they get it" and when I refused and asked what her name is she turned around and left. Doesn't sound fishy at all right?
Let's also not forget the dozens of people that have been referred to prosecution by the state for violating voting laws in 2020. Of course it isn't highly reported by CNN but it happened.
Also, interesting results of an audit with mail in ballots out of Montana.https://www.thecentersquare.com/montana ... 84f59.html