The Georgia State Senate passed new legislature today aimed at curbing potential fraud. The bill will require a driver’s license number, state identification card number or a photocopy of an approved form of identification to vote absentee. Hold the Line PAC tweeted out:
BIG NEWS! Georgia has PASSED their voter ID Bill!— Hold the Line PAC (@HoldTheLinePAC) February 24, 2021
1 down, 7 more Bills to go to achieve complete election reform in Georgia. https://t.co/A6F7j2rJt9
Former Delaware GOP nominee for U.S. Senate Lauren Witzke had this to say:
“We still have a long way to go but I’m thrilled. Keep it up @GaRepublicans, let’s finish this!!”
State Senator Larry Walker said the bill would not affect about 97 percent of voters. Nevertheless many Democrats think this is about Trump’s loss in Georgia, and are furious at Georgia Republicans for taking steps aimed at ensuring election integrity.
With Georgia now having two Democrat Senators, it’s amazing that the GOP still has control of the legislature, and could be questioned of just how long they’ll hold that control. Many Republicans believe they can still win statewide in Georgia, despite a huge blow dealt to the GOP there in 2020 and 2021.
The Hill reported:
In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, voting rights group Fair Fight Action said the bill would add “needless barriers to voting in Georgia” and accused proponents of the measure of ignoring voters who would be affected by the legislation.
Democrats will say this bill and potential future bills like it are racist and aimed to keep non-White people from voting, but Republicans will push back, saying they just want to eliminate fraud. This is an ongoing argument between the left and the right that has gone on for years now.
Going forward, more and more Democrats are taking political control as the GOP losing its grip on states like Georgia where they used to be able to do almost anything they wanted within reason. As Democrats do that, they’ll be able to make voting easier and easier, whether the GOP likes it or not, potentially opening the door to more fraud.
Time will tell what difference this will make in the upcoming mid-terms and what other bills Georgia and other states will be able to get passed to try to cling to what power Republicans have while they battle within their own party and try to reinvent themselves.
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