The outrage machine is determined to sway public opinion against Georgia's voting laws. They spread myths about the laws while ignoring the obvious purpose of the bill - strengthening election integrity.
The Big Lie: The Laws Are Voter Suppression
The left claims voter suppression because of ID requirements for absentee ballots.
- Voter ID laws are found in more than half of U.S states.
- 97% of registered Georgia voters have an official driver’s license or state ID.
- Studies show strict ID laws don't stop voters.
- Georgia provides residents with a free ID card for voting.
ID requirements to strengthen the integrity our democracy gets labeled as voter suppression and racism by left-wing partisans. Are they also willing to condemn these ID requirements?
You need an ID to get:
Some Video Games
A Bank Account
Lie: Voters Won’t Have Access To Water
- Voters will still have access to food and water.
- Voters aren't forbidden from bringing their own food items.
“No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to an elector."
Lie: Law Ends Early Voting
The laws have no effects on voting laws. Polling places will still be open from 7 a.m. to 7 pm.
- Window to request an absentee ballot is shortened. Voters can request 11 weeks before the election until 11 days before the election. This help the USPS handle the ballots. Other states like NY have shorter windows.
- New ID requirements for absentee ballots as mentioned above.
- The state is no longer allowed to mail out absentee ballot applications to all voters, a practice that created vulnerabilities in the voting process.
- Most counties will see expansions in early voting dates and hours.