Radical leftists’ voter suppression narrative went up in smoke in primary elections this week, particularly in the swing state of Georgia. Shrill proclamations of “disenfranchisement” ring hollow as turnout smashed previous records for a primary election.
Little is as satisfying as watching baseless accusations thrashed by irrefutable facts.
After Georgia’s 2021 Election Integrity Act, liberals wailed about Jim Crow’s resurrection. Surely the dark night of fascism was to follow Republicans’ draconian attacks on democracy. Stacey Abrams, the 2018 gubernatorial loser who still hasn’t conceded, built a national following on such claims.
Placing ballot boxes where they cannot be easily tampered with, standardizing weekend hours and requiring identification somehow became equivalent to grandfather clauses and poll taxes.
But instead of building a bridge back to the 19th century, something funny happened. Not only did voter participation not shrink, it exploded. Over 1.9 million Georgians cast ballots in this year’s primary, a stunning increase over the 1.16 million in 2018.
As Republican National Committee spokesperson Garrison Douglas accurately observed Wednesday, the new law “simply made it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
Even the Washington Post admits that the state broke records in spite of its “controversial new election law.” “Controversial” is left-speak for anything they do not agree with.
With support from Abrams and other radicals, Major League Baseball ripped the 2021 All-Star Game and the $100 million windfall it brings from Atlanta. This, of course, was done to protest what President Joe Biden so wrongly called “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”
It was January when Democrats attempted a national takeover of elections in response to Georgia’s law. They failed, and now it is plain to see why. The law simply returned voting to its secure position before the pandemic upheaval and enacted common sense reforms.
Illogically, the law’s detractors still claim voter suppression despite evidence showing the exact opposite. New Georgia Project CEO Nse Ufot incredibly credits the skyrocketing totals to a response to suppression. She asserts having a more “sophisticated electorate” brought about the increase.
Whatever the reason, voting under the “new Jim Crow” increased 168% since the 2018 gubernatorial primary and 212% since the 2020 presidential primary. The left’s fear mongering was a lot of noise and no substance. Apologies should be pouring in, but don’t hold your breath.