Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Fact-Checked Democrats Forced to Move Goalposts on Georgia Voting Law; How Georgia’s Voting Law Compares to 7 Blue, Purple States’ Laws, and related stories

Fact-Checked Democrats Forced to Move Goalposts on Georgia Voting Law:
A good sign that someone is losing an argument is when they have to continually change the focus of their criticism. An even better sign is when they are reduced to impugning the motives of their opponents as a substitute for showing that their opponents are actually doing something bad.
We started off with “Jim Crow on steroids” hype about the Georgia election law, a shameful insult to black Americans who lived through real segregation and oppression. The proponents of this theme know it to be false, as their behavior makes clear. Indeed, many Democrats are openly salivating at the opportunity to increase voter turnout based on campaigns against the Georgia law — hardly what happened during Jim Crow. As The Hill put it in an article titled “Democrats see opportunity as states push new voting rules”:
Democrats are seizing on the growing outrage surrounding a new elections law in Georgia, hoping to harness that anger to boost voter turnout and combat the hit at the ballot box they fear the new law — and others like it proposed in states nationwide — could bring. … Party leaders have … sounded the alarm in fundraising emails, casting the new laws and proposals as an existential threat to Democrats’ majorities in Congress. … “It’s a motivating factor for voters, but Black voters in particular,” Antjuan Seawright, a South Carolina-based Democratic strategist, said. … Jonathan Tasini, a progressive strategist and former surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign, said that there’s little doubt that Democrats will mobilize their voters in response to restrictive election laws. ---->READ MORE HERE
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How Georgia’s Voting Law Compares to 7 Blue, Purple States’ Laws:
Democrats have repeatedly denounced the new Georgia election integrity law that requires IDs for absentee ballots, but seldom criticize blue states that have comparable laws on their books—or in some cases, laws making it more difficult to vote than in Georgia.
“Overall, the Georgia law is pretty much in the mainstream and is not regressive or restrictive,” Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project, told The Daily Signal. “The availability of absentee ballots and early voting is a lot more progressive than what’s in blue states.”
Here’s a look at how the new Georgia election law stacks up to voting laws in Democrat-leaning blue states.
1. New York
President Joe Biden just as easily could have been referring to New York’s state election laws when he said, without specifying a state, that “it’s sick, it’s sick,” citing as an example “[d]eciding in some states that you cannot bring water to people standing in line waiting to vote.”
New York prohibits “providing meat, drink, tobacco, refreshment or other provision with a retail value of more than [$1]” within 100 feet of the entrance to polling places, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Georgia has caught up with both New York and Montana as part of its new election law prohibiting campaign workers from handing out food or drinks to voters standing in line. The Georgia law prohibits food and drink distribution by campaign workers within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling station. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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Mainstream media murders the truth in rush to destroy new Georgia election law

What’s in the Georgia Voting Law

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