Earlier this week, Georgia passed a new election integrity bill known as S.B. 202.
This legislation was voted on in the Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate prior to GOP Governor Brian Kemp signing it into law. Since Kemp’s stamp of approval on S.B. 202, leftists have screamed from the rooftops that the bill is about voter suppression, Jim Crow, and stopping Georgians who are not white from voting.
Sadly, there’s a lot of disinformation circulating about Georgia’s election integrity bill. Here are the facts, though; S.B. 202 mandates photo ID for individuals voting via absentee ballot. The legislation furthermore upholds election consisteny across Georgia counties, allows for weeks of early voting, etc.
Democrats don’t care about the facts, though; they just don’t want legislation that upholds integrity in elections and bars cheating. This is why several leftist groups have filed lawsuits against Georgia’s S.B. 202, as confirmed by Breitbart News.
A Closer Look at the Lawsuit Against S.B. 202
On Thursday, in Atlanta, Democrat groups Black Voters Matter Fund, New Georgia Project, and Rise Inc. argued that S.B. 202 is a voter suppression bill.
This claim is commonly used against any GOP attempts to ensure secure elections; however, the false narratives against S.B. 202 assert that “unjustifiable burdens” are being imposed upon Georgians who are younger, non-white, disabled, or economically disadvantaged.
The Georgia election bill EXPANDS voting opportunities – increases the # of early voting days & hours while adding safeguards the majority of voters support.@GOPChairwoman asks the right question: “why are Democrats so terrified of a transparent and secure election process?” pic.twitter.com/TTA6sIKpzE
— Mandi Merritt (@mandi_merritt) March 26, 2021
Additional charges within the lawsuit get even wilder. The aforementioned Democrat groups moreover allege that S.B. 202 only complicates the process of voting while codifying “unnecessary restrictions” that are likeliest to hurt minority voters.
Many Democrats are also now comparing S.B. 202 to Jim Crow; needless to say, such assertions are demonstrably false.
A Tale as Old as Time
Democrats consistently and wrongly assert that mandatory photo ID requirements to vote through absentee ballot are racist.
Yet, photo IDs are mandatory to obtain a library card, shoot at a gun range, cash a check, fly on a plane, open up a bank account, etc. The list goes on and on; although, still the left does not believe that secure elections matter.
It provides for reasonable voter ID requirements for absentee ballots. Voters can provide their Driver’s License number, last four digits of their SSN, or a copy of an acceptable form of identification.
75% of voters support voter ID laws. (3/6)
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) March 26, 2021
Many Republicans have stated that the assertions of minorities being incapable of obtaining photo ID is racist, in and of itself. The soft bigotry of low expectations is a charge that Democrats are consistently guilty of, especially when discussing matters of race.
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