Stop the Steal. “We Uncovered How Many Georgians Were Disenfranchised by GOP Voting Restrictions. It’s Staggering.”

The law enacted…dramatically curtailed the use of ballot drop boxes, among other changes.

Forty-five times more people [in Georgia] were denied the right to vote by mail in 2021 than in 2020….[Mother Jones reported].

“States are not engaging in trying to suppress voters whatsoever,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declared last year…

[…but f]acts on the ground in Georgia tell a different story. A new data analysis by Mother Jones shows that the number of voters disenfranchised by rejected mail ballot applications skyrocketed after the GOP-controlled legislature passed sweeping new restrictions on mail voting last year.

The law enacted in March 2021 shortened the time people have to request and return mail ballots, prohibited election officials from sending such applications to all voters, added new ID requirements, and dramatically curtailed the use of ballot drop boxes, among other changes.


http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2022/01/gop-voting-law-disenfranshised-georgia-voters/

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