After Two Years Of Controversy, Record Breaking Georgia Voter Turnout

Andrew Donaldson

Born and raised in West Virginia, Andrew has since lived and traveled around the world several times over. Though frequently writing about politics out of a sense of duty and love of country, most of the time he would prefer discussions on history, culture, occasionally nerding on aviation, and his amateur foodie tendencies. He can usually be found misspelling/misusing words on Twitter @four4thefire and his writing website Yonder and Home. Andrew is the host of Heard Tell podcast.

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  1. Saul Degraw
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    I don’t like stories like this because I think they act as cover to anti-democratic (and anti-Democratic) antics. Just because the critics were able to get around or defeat onerous new requirements does not excuse those requirements or justify them or mean that the critics were wrong about the intent. I think articles like this intentionally or effectively present the “see what was the big deal” angle.Report

    • Marchmaine in reply to Saul Degraw
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      Heh, I guess you can only call a policy a success if both sides are unhappy with a 300% increase in early votes.Report

      • Slade the Leveller in reply to Marchmaine
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        says:

        Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) said. “From day one, I said that Georgia’s election law balanced security</I [emphasis added] and access, and the facts have proved me right.”

        The Big Lie was the only question asked about security. Absent that the GA law likely would never have seen the light of day.Report

    • Oscar Gordon in reply to Saul Degraw
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      Or you could look at it as a galvanizing force, where people are making sure to deal with whatever inconvenience they face in order to vote and make changes.

      The trick will be to sustain that energy through enough elections to secure the changes.Report

  2. Chip Daniels
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    Tired: Voter suppression laws;
    Wired: Having the state just toss out votes they don’t like and sending their own slate of electors.Report

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