They already can and do verify identity. None of this is about verifying identity. First: it’s taking control away from counties and cities and turning them into state’s hands. So, whoever is in charge of voting policy (Secretary of State) in Georgia will ultimate say in more things. The Secretary of State controls voting regulations. Who was Secretary of State in Georgia from 2010-2018? Who won the 2018 election? Who is the Governor of Georgia now? Who signed this new voting bill into law quickly? Same guy. Brian Kemp. Look at the history of Georgia voting from 2010-2018 to understand better. This is a long game being played. I’m watching a long game of control-change happening in Florida that’s why I recognize it 100% in Georgia.

They already can and do verify identity. None of this is about verifying identity.
First: it’s taking control away from counties and cities and turning them into state’s hands. So, whoever is in charge of voting policy (Secretary of State) in Georgia will ultimate say in more things.
The Secretary of State controls voting regulations.
Who was Secretary of State in Georgia from 2010-2018?
Who won the 2018 election?
Who is the Governor of Georgia now?
Who signed this new voting bill into law quickly?
Same guy. Brian Kemp.
Look at the history of Georgia voting from 2010-2018 to understand better. This is a long game being played.
I’m watching a long game of control-change happening in Florida that’s why I recognize it 100% in Georgia.
A man who has been writing voting laws for 8 years as his job signs a new set of voting laws.
It will look brilliant at the surface view. Yet people who live there years after year know the smell of a big problem.
You have a made up mind. My perspective comes at this from a different angle.
What are some consequences for example of ensuring no voting place is allowed to let anybody wait for more than 1/2 an hour?
Will they be shut down?
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If voting places are shut down because historically they had more than 1/2 hour wait times, will the state replace those voting places?
If those voting places are shut down, will the absentee ballot be a suitable replacement? Or has that been changed?
If it ain’t broke, what’s being fixed? Democrats did a lot of winning in this last election.
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    Laws are not written in a vacuum and so I cannot treat them as if they were.
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    Voting is a right.
    The State’s responsibility is to lower any barriers for citizens to vote.
    It is not a privilege.
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    Voting is not a driver’s license. It is not getting married. It is not buying groceries. It is not going to a doctor.
    It’s one of the few actual rights.
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It is not a tool to be used to improve citizen awareness of following instructions or laws.
 
That’s abuse of a right.
 
You didn’t follow this form so you lose your right to vote”. should not even be a thing. You do that for privileges not rights.
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The crafting of the law is likely amazing work and I don’t think I will be able to have an impact. The signor lived and breathed voting law and similar aspects of state government for 8 years prior to wining an election whose laws he had crafted in the prior 8 years and who now is signing a new thing in.
It’s likely bulletproof from this angle. That’s why I’m not going through it because on this front, you won. Brian Kemp and the crafters of this new law won.
I lost from the get go which is why you didn’t see me try. A professional likely made this and it will have all the appearance of great and wonderful legal things. So they will get their reduction in voting in the areas they wish without doing anything breaking laws.
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Voter suppression is difficult to prove. It is not disenfranchising. It is reducing someone’s will to vote indirectly.
Something as simple as adding additional paperwork or an extra trip to a building or having people go through a back and forth of “Oh this wrong, here sign this temporary thing and in three days you’ll get something new to sign that will be the right thing” can be enough.
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Every additional layer of complexity leads to voter supression.
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Is there a lack of vote integrity in Georgia?
I ask because people have been voting in Georgia since the start of Georgia.
Has something changed to the integrity of Georgia’s votes?
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What could possibly have been so “wrong” with Georgia’s voting system that took 98 pages to “fix”?
The guy in charge of voting law from 2010-2018 was Brian Kemp, the current governor of Georgia.
If there were PROBLEMS, he had 8 years to fix. That was literally HIS JOB as secretary of state.
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 Then that should fit on less than a postcard.
The voting regulation are 98 pages of “bring a utility bill?”
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They’re written by professionals. A new trend in Republican state is laws written by professionals outside of state and sent to various Republican states all at the same time.
I haven’t been following this story too closely but apparently nearly identical law changes are being proposed in a number of Republican states to change voting laws.
This suggest that perhaps one of those professional organizations whose sole purpose is to change laws to fit particular motivations wrote the text and that it’s likely nearly bulletproof legally with minimal view to impropriety.
But that is speculation on my part. I just notice it’s been a trend over the last bunch of years.
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These things are handled at the county level and they’re usually pretty anal about getting it right. Not always of course but as it’s their little time to shine, I think they try for maximum integrity as no county wants to be “the national scandal”.
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This is why I’m not looking at the laws themselves. I believe wholeheartedly that they’re close to bulletproof.
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If there was a problem in Georgia with illegal voting, I’d like to know.
But so far as I know, there’s not been.
These things are handled at the county level and they’re usually pretty anal about getting it right. Not always of course but as it’s their little time to shine, I think they try for maximum integrity as no county wants to be “the national scandal”.
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