So many suppressed voters showing up in Georgia’s early midterm voting
Posted BY: The InfoWar
Joe Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that “high voter turnout” and “voter suppression” can occur simultaneously.
Jean-Pierre was arguing that “access to voting is being attacked” in Georgia due to Republicans passing election integrity legislation before a reporter pointed out the state’s “record turnout” in the election so far.
“Doesn’t record turnout show that Georgia voters are finding ways to vote, even with the restrictions?” the reporter asked Tuesday.
Jean-Pierre replied, without elaborating, “Generally speaking, again, more broadly speaking of course, high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time.”
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Democrats have insisted that Georgia’s Election Integrity Act suppresses the black vote. Biden has even called the legislation “Jim Crow 2.0.”
Georgia’s Secretary of State lauded the record numbers on Tuesday as the threshold crossed 1 million votes.
But how could voter suppression be taking place if Georgia is experiencing record-breaking voter turnout that’s up 70% from 2018 and on par with the 2020 presidential election?
Perhaps it’s because the bill doesn’t suppress votes at all, but actually helps secure election integrity, which would help explain the record turnout.
“Among the Election Integrity Act’s changes were preventing government agencies from mailing applications unsolicited, requiring the use of driver’s licenses or some other form of photo ID instead of signature-matching to verify identity in absentee ballot applications, and codifying ballot drop boxes into law. It mandated precincts hold at least 17 days of early voting and left in place no-excuse absentee voting while shortening the window to apply for ballots to 67 days,” Fox News reported.
Polls show tight races between Republican Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Democrat Stacey Abrams, as well as Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
Watch the full press briefing: