President Joe Biden allegedly flew to Atlanta in January due to Georgia’s allegedly onerous voting regulations, where he declared: “Jim Crow 2.0 is about two evil things—voter suppression and election subversion. That is not exaggeration. It is a fact.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office reported on Thursday that 1.13 million Georgians had already cast early ballots in the Peach State, as opposed to 730,706 at the same stage of the previous midterm election cycle in 2018.
In fact, this year’s early voting rates are practically on line with those of the 2020 presidential contest. In comparison to midterm elections, turnout in presidential election years is often much higher.
In addition, Georgia saw a 168% overall rise in the main season in 2022 compared to 2018.
Biden stated that the Georgia election reform bill “[t]his makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle” after the measure had been passed in that state in 2021.
Because the Democrats failed to pass their revisions to federal election laws to effectively repeal the election-integrity legislation in Georgia and 18 other states, Biden stated earlier this year that he was not going to say that the elections in the United States in 2022 will be legitimate. The claim is that the amount of suppression would be excessive for it to be justified.
Georgia’s early voting rates are already at record highs, but the White House is still standing by its claim of “voter suppression.”
Without providing any supporting data, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters on Tuesday, “What I am saying is, you know, usually speaking, again more roughly speaking, of course higher voter turnout and voting suppression may take place at the same time.” “An event need not occur on its own. They might occur simultaneously. Without being able to fully get into the politics of this, I’ll leave it there.
Logic and facts have never been a requirement for the Left’s adherence to this narrative, as I observe in my new book, “The Myth of Voter Suppression: The Left’s Assault on Clean Elections.”
“Is the White House observing incidents of voting suppression in Georgia and other states that implemented some of these laws during the previous two years?” the questioner posed. Looking at the state laws that we have seen across the nation that are restricting the ability to vote, Jean-Pierre stated, “Look, we—we have seen, ourselves—I just spelled out we’ve seen ourselves from.”
Democrats have warned of widespread voting suppression and asserted that it would target racial minorities ever since voter ID laws were implemented in the early 2000s.
Georgia was one of 19 states that passed election reforms in 2021 that increased ID requirements for absentee ballots, outlawed ballot harvesting, and removed the names of deceased voters and persons who had migrated from voter registration lists.
Voter turnout rose across demographics both then and now. According to Georgia Public Broadcasting, “looking at the demographics of the state’s voters thus far, the electorate is older and blacker than this time in prior elections, as closely contested races for U.S. Senate, governor, and other statewide seats are fueling voter enthusiasm.”
The majority of Americans, regardless of race or political affiliation, support voter ID legislation, according to a Gallup study released this month, while support for maintaining voter rolls was far lower.
Measures to ensure election integrity are supported by Americans, and the increased voter turnout is probably a sign of rising trust.