Joe Biden’s press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed that “excessive voter turnout” and “voter suppression” can happen concurrently.
Jean-Pierre was arguing that “entry to voting is being attacked” in Georgia on account of Republicans passing election integrity laws earlier than a reporter identified the state’s “report turnout” within the election to this point.
“Doesn’t report turnout present that Georgia voters are discovering methods to vote, even with the restrictions?” the reporter requested Tuesday.
Jean-Pierre replied, with out elaborating, “Usually talking, once more, extra broadly talking after all, excessive turnout and voter suppression can happen on the similar time.”
Jean-Pierre: “Excessive turnout and voter suppression can happen on the similar time.”pic.twitter.com/HLf3mdIj1C
— Every day Wire (@realDailyWire) October 25, 2022
Democrats have insisted that Georgia’s Election Integrity Act suppresses the black vote. Biden has even known as the laws “Jim Crow 2.0.”
Georgia’s Secretary of State lauded the report numbers on Tuesday as the edge crossed 1 million votes.
As of 11:30, we’ve crossed the ONE MILLION voter mark right here in Georgia. It’s one other report day. We’ll break 6 figures once more and we are going to cross the 100,000 absentee forged quantity as effectively. One other BIG day for voting right here in Georgia. #gapol #PlanYourVote pic.twitter.com/2ILdaTckT4
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) October 25, 2022
However how might voter suppression be happening if Georgia is experiencing record-breaking voter turnout that’s up 70% from 2018 and on par with the 2020 presidential election?
Maybe it’s as a result of the invoice doesn’t suppress votes in any respect, however truly helps safe election integrity, which might assist clarify the report turnout.
“Among the many Election Integrity Act’s adjustments had been stopping authorities companies from mailing functions unsolicited, requiring the usage of driver’s licenses or another type of photograph ID as an alternative of signature-matching to confirm id in absentee poll functions, and codifying poll drop containers into regulation. It mandated precincts maintain not less than 17 days of early voting and left in place no-excuse absentee voting, whereas shortening the window to use for ballots to 67 days,” Fox Information reported.
Polls present tight races between Republican Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Democrat Stacey Abrams, in addition to Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
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