Georgia early voting surpasses 2020 by 20 percent on Saturday, officials say

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Georgians are breaking records in early voting with turnout on Saturday, surpassing the 2020 election’s sixth day of early voting by 20 percent.

The 79,682 voters who cast ballots on Saturday also marked a 159 percent increase from the first Saturday of early voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s office.

“Early Voting is strong because Georgia’s voter registration system is strong,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in a statement. “Every eligible Georgian who wants to be registered to vote is registered to vote.”

Early voting in Georgia will continue through Election Day on Nov. 8. So far, 816,862 ballots have been cast, including 76,247 absentee ballots.

Georgia’s record midterm election turnout is now within striking distance of the total ballots cast in the 2020 election, a presidential election year, officials noted.

Georgia also smashed early voting on the first day polls opened last week, when 131,318 ballots were cast in-person, far above the 70,849 reported in 2018 and close to the 136,739 mark in 2020.

The record turnout comes after Georgia’s Republican leadership passed a restrictive voting law in the wake of the 2020 election, which former President Trump continues to falsely claim was stolen from him through widespread voter fraud.
While the new law does not appear to have dimmed a wave of record turnout, the demographics of the early voters are unclear. Voting rights activists have warned of a potential disparity in the turnout numbers between white and Black voters.
Some of the most closely watched elections are on the ballot in Georgia this year, including the gubernatorial rematch between Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams as well as the Senate race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and GOP nominee Herschel Walker.
 

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Georgians are breaking records in early voting with turnout on Saturday, surpassing the 2020 election’s sixth day of early voting by 20 percent.

The 79,682 voters who cast ballots on Saturday also marked a 159 percent increase from the first Saturday of early voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to the Georgia secretary of state’s office.

“Early Voting is strong because Georgia’s voter registration system is strong,” said Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in a statement. “Every eligible Georgian who wants to be registered to vote is registered to vote.”

Early voting in Georgia will continue through Election Day on Nov. 8. So far, 816,862 ballots have been cast, including 76,247 absentee ballots.

Georgia’s record midterm election turnout is now within striking distance of the total ballots cast in the 2020 election, a presidential election year, officials noted.

Georgia also smashed early voting on the first day polls opened last week, when 131,318 ballots were cast in-person, far above the 70,849 reported in 2018 and close to the 136,739 mark in 2020.

The record turnout comes after Georgia’s Republican leadership passed a restrictive voting law in the wake of the 2020 election, which former President Trump continues to falsely claim was stolen from him through widespread voter fraud.
While the new law does not appear to have dimmed a wave of record turnout, the demographics of the early voters are unclear. Voting rights activists have warned of a potential disparity in the turnout numbers between white and Black voters.
Some of the most closely watched elections are on the ballot in Georgia this year, including the gubernatorial rematch between Gov. Brian Kemp (R) and Democratic nominee Stacey Abrams as well as the Senate race between Sen. Raphael Warnock (D) and GOP nominee Herschel Walker.
 

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I heard a guy on barstool eviscerate Clay Travis awhile back. Called him a fraud & conman. Saw that he could cater to meat head dumbass sports fans by mixing sports with culture war & grievance politics. Give him credit I guess, went from an anonymous nobody to an always wrong loudmouth w a following.
 

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It's still suppressing LOTS of voters - and the simple act of getting them to "just cast a provisional ballot", opens the door to ANY of those provisional ballots being tossed out by MAGA polling officials.

 

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It's been linked.

And getting people to cast "provisionals" is how you get a significant number of votes tossed out, if those people don't follow up to ensure their provisional ballot was counted. It's why the lady in what I linked refused to do it, and wanted to get an actual ballot processed.

Keep trotting that tired horse out there. I'm sure it gets traction with Abrams voters.
 

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Then vote in a different legislature.

Tag, you’re it!
Joes daily argument and you get trapped in his web.
Don’t argue with an old man who argues as though he’s an expert on a different topic every day. He’s a grouchy grumpy 😾🤬🤡
 
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They still cannot admit the 2020 election was fair.

What do you think happens to all of those "provisional/challenged" ballots that end up getting cast due to simple voter intimidation?


 
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Jim Crow 2.0 🤣🤣🤣

The Dems on this board have zero credibility.

Jim Crow 2.0 was obviously a gross over-reaction.

However, the pattern of behavior where election law and "reform" in Georgia was concerned by republicans clearly showed an agenda -- they believe making it "tougher" to vote benefits them and acted accordingly.

That said... most of the stuff was pretty transparent, was called out by the democrats quickly, and didn't necessarily stand to do much good for republicans anyway.

Yeah, the democrats probably over-reacted rhetorically... of course that was a good strategy, likely, as the voter turnout went way up and that likely benefits the dems. So... backfired on repubs.
 

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Provisional Ballots?

You continue to forget that they are putting their legislature (already elected officials) in charge of who review those provisional ballots.

Provisional ballots are great, when you have impartial overseers.
They can be a disaster when partisans get to make the decisions, which is how Georgia is now structured. This was pointed out to you over a year ago.
 

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You continue to forget that they are putting their legislature (already elected officials) in charge of who review those provisional ballots.

Provisional ballots are great, when you have impartial overseers.
They can be a disaster when partisans get to make the decisions, which is how Georgia is now structured. This was pointed out to you over a year ago.
The legislature isn't in charge of those ballots, the board of registrars or ballot clerk in each county are.

You just make stuff up.

https://faq.georgiavoter.guide/en/article/provisional-ballots

https://legiscan.com/GA/text/SB202/2021

Also, people are notified if their provisional ballot isn't counted.

At the earliest time possible after a determination is made regarding a provisional 1983 ballot, the board of registrars shall notify in writing those persons whose provisional 1984 ballots were not counted that their ballots were not counted because of the inability of the 1985 registrars to verify that the persons timely registered to vote or other proper reason.
 

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Jim Crow 2.0 was obviously a gross over-reaction.

However, the pattern of behavior where election law and "reform" in Georgia was concerned by republicans clearly showed an agenda -- they believe making it "tougher" to vote benefits them and acted accordingly.

That said... most of the stuff was pretty transparent, was called out by the democrats quickly, and didn't necessarily stand to do much good for republicans anyway.

Yeah, the democrats probably over-reacted rhetorically... of course that was a good strategy, likely, as the voter turnout went way up and that likely benefits the dems. So... backfired on repubs.
so now it went from Jim Eagle to backfired and a good thing for Dems... you seriously can't make this stuff up.. they bitched pissed and moaned for months... MAYBE it wasn't ever as bad as the babies cried about to begin with when people who could read could tell you it actually opened up MORE opportunity to vote legally.
 

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The legislature isn't in charge of those ballots, the board of registrars or ballot clerk in each county are.

You just make stuff up.

https://faq.georgiavoter.guide/en/article/provisional-ballots

https://legiscan.com/GA/text/SB202/2021

Also, people are notified if their provisional ballot isn't counted.

At the earliest time possible after a determination is made regarding a provisional 1983 ballot, the board of registrars shall notify in writing those persons whose provisional 1984 ballots were not counted that their ballots were not counted because of the inability of the 1985 registrars to verify that the persons timely registered to vote or other proper reason.
Lol - notified when? They get notified eventually, maybe, and after the election is over. This is classic rube foolishness on your part.

Do you support state legislators having the power to overturn election results?
 
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The legislature isn't in charge of those ballots, the board of registrars or ballot clerk in each county are.

The legislators altered the laws so they can APPOINT whomever they want as "ballot clerks".

Are you capable of recognizing how inappropriate MANY people would be in those positions?
 
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The legislators altered the laws so they can APPOINT whomever they want as "ballot clerks".

Are you capable of recognizing how inappropriate MANY people would be in those positions?
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They could, but that's not how it works in Georgia. Each county has an election Registrar who oversees voting in their county. It's all under the umbrella of the Secretary of State, which is an elected position.