However that’s not all, after all. Republicans within the state legislature are pushing to change the laws to make it harder to vote. These efforts embody at the least one effort to outlaw one thing that’s already unlawful—that’s how arduous they’re searching for voting-related issues to outlaw. The extent of racism is outstanding—Republicans voted absentee in massive numbers for years, however all it took was one yr of plenty of Black folks voting absentee for Democrats, and growth, Republicans are clamping down.
Then you definately’ve acquired reduced early voting locations in some counties for the runoff elections, together with Cobb County, which went for Biden by 14 factors. Election officers cite not simply the pandemic and the vacations however the latest workload of the 2 recounts to find out that sure, Donald Trump actually actually misplaced.
And Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s showy attack on voter registration organizations within the type of an investigation that New Georgia Challenge’s Nse Ufot referred to as “flimsy as hell—their proof is thinner than a single strand of hair.” Raffensperger is attempting to make use of that investigation to claw his manner again to Republican good graces after he dared say that the overall election outcomes have been correct and honest, resulting in assaults and even threats to him and his household, in addition to a proposed amendment to the state constitution that may make the secretary of state appointed by the legislature slightly than elected by voters.
That is an all-out conflict on democracy from Republicans. It will possibly solely be countered by overwhelming group and mobilization by progressives.