Tuesday on Twitter, Georgia Sen. Raphael Warnock expressed outrage over state Republican lawmakers moving to end no-excuse absentee voting, automatic voter registration, and ballot drop boxes, calling the proposals “shameful.”
“This is shameful,” Warnock tweeted. “We need to swiftly pass the For The People Act to strengthen access to the ballot and prevent voter suppression from silencing our voices.”
Republicans aren’t trying to suppress legal, valid voters. Republican state senators in Georgia introduced bills Monday to: ban ballot drop boxes, requiring absentee voters to instead send their ballot in through the mail or deliver it to the country election office; prevent automatic voter registration; and limit absentee voting to “those over 75 years old, voters with disabilities or anyone required to be absent from his or her precinct.”
“We’ve got to restore confidence in the ballot box,” said Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller, who cosponsored the bills. “When people lose confidence in the ballot box they ultimately lose confidence in their government. Our goal is to be sure every vote is accounted for, accurate and legal,” he added.
Democrats, however, don’t want accurate and legal voting because massive fraud is the only way they can win elections, so they accuse the Republicans of voter suppression.