Washington Post admits 'voting is surging in Georgia' despite previous reports, claims about voter suppression

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  65 comments

By:   Brandon Gillespie (Fox News)

Washington Post admits 'voting is surging in Georgia' despite previous reports, claims about voter suppression
New reporting from The Washington Post admitted that Georgia voter turnout was "surging," despite previous reports and claims that the state's new voter law would lead to voter suppression.

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The Washington Post admitted over the weekend that the number of Georgians turning out to vote in this year's midterm election primaries was "surging," despite its previous reporting and claims that the state's new law aimed at election integrity would lead to voter suppression.

In a Saturday piece headlined, "Voting is surging in Georgia despite controversial new election law," The Post reported that early voting in Georgia was seeing its largest turnout ever, laying waste to its own claims, as well as those of Democrats and other left-wing figures, that the law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in March 2021, amounted to Republican attempts to make it harder for people to vote.

"After three weeks of early voting ahead of Tuesday's primary, record-breaking turnout is undercutting predictions that the Georgia Election Integrity Act of 2021 would lead to a fall off in voting," reporters Amy Gardner and Matthew Brown wrote.

They noted that early in-person voting was more than three times what it was in the 2018 midterm elections, and higher than what it was in 2020, a presidential election year.

U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock arrives at a polling station in Atlanta, Georgia, May 6, 2022. (Reuters/Elijah Nouvelage)

They also detailed an interaction with a Black voter at one polling location who expressed surprise over how easy it was to cast a ballot despite hearing about reports of voter suppression.

"To go in there and vote as easily as I did and to be treated with the respect that I knew I deserved as an American citizen — I was really thrown back," the voter told The Post.

Gardner and Brown's reporting ran in stark contrast to The Post's previous reporting that Georgia's new voting law would lead to fewer people being allowed to vote, and that it would make it harder for non-White voters to cast their ballots.

"A close examination of the language in the law shows it does contain new restrictions on voting; some are likely to make it disproportionately more difficult for poorer voters and voters of color to cast their ballots," The Post's senior political producer, Peter Stevenson wrote in an April 2021 piece.

The Post's editorial board claimed in an April 2021 editorial that the law made voting "harder," and railed against its provisions that it argued were "anti-democratic."

"The law on the whole makes voting needlessly harder, and with no sound policy rationale," it wrote. "Republicans are twisting the rules to discourage Democratic voters from casting ballots."

"Republicans in many states, including Georgia, have adopted a different strategy: Make it harder to vote. No, that is not a full return to Jim Crow. But it shows a toxic hostility to democracy that no Republican can take pride in," it added.

Many Democrats, including Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and President Biden, also blasted the bill as legislation intended to suppress the votes of minorities.

Abrams described it as "a redux of Jim Crow in a suit and tie," while Biden referred to it as "Jim Crow in the 21st Century."


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

And the best part is that turnout is high among Republicans.

I think it was Margaret Thatcher who noted it. When the left takes a good beating they tend to disappear for a while. I would add, especially on social media sites.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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1.1  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago
And the best part is that turnout is high among Republicans

"After three weeks of early voting ahead of Tuesday's primary, record-breaking turnout is undercutting predictions"

What? Turnout of Republicans is high in a Republican primary in a majority Republican State? I'm shocked I tell you, utterly shocked! /s

The Post article is laughable. Their claim is the new voting laws couldn't have been designed to keep Democratic minority voters away from the polls because there is increased Republican turnout in a Republican primary. Hilarious.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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1.1.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    one month ago
What? Turnout of Republicans is high in a Republican primary in a majority Republican State? I'm shocked I tell you, utterly shocked!

Exactly, when all the numbers are in, we will learn that very few Dems were allowed to vote after the new law.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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1.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    one month ago
"After three weeks of early voting ahead of Tuesday's primary, record-breaking turnout is undercutting predictions"

What? Turnout of Republicans is high in a Republican primary in a majority Republican State? I'm shocked I tell you, utterly shocked! /s

The Post article is laughable. Their claim is the new voting laws couldn't have been designed to keep Democratic minority voters away from the polls because there is increased Republican turnout in a Republican primary. Hilarious.

Surely you know by now that the Democratic primary is tomorrow, don't you?

About 800,000 early votes have been cast.

Do you honestly believe that ONLY Republicans voted early??????

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.3  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dismayed Patriot @1.1    one month ago

What's more hilarious is that we have a bullshit narrative about voter suppression in the purple state of Georgia.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2  JBB    one month ago

Yes, Georgia voter turnout has been surging as the results of recent elections have revealed and that is why the gop has introduced bills to suppress that...

 
 
 
Texan1211
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2.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago
Yes, Georgia voter turnout has been surging as the results of recent elections have revealed and that is why the gop has introduced bills to suppress that...

WHAT new laws?

Can you even name ONE?

Please do inform me how it suppresses votes.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2    one month ago
gop has introduced bills to suppress that.

Got a link or just lip service?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.2.1  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2    one month ago

How many links will it take for you to admit it?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2.2.1    one month ago

A "news" article.  So all you have is lip service and you want to play "Telephone".  I guess you can't find this supposed bill.

 
 
 
JBB
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2.2.3  JBB  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @2.2.2    one month ago

You asked. I delivered. So, you may "Fuck Off".

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.4  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  JBB @2.2.3    one month ago

And in normal liberal fashion you half assed the delivery.

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.5  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @2.2.3    one month ago

I second that today and every day.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.5    one month ago
I second that today and every day.

Second place again, but keep trying, you may get first one day.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.6    one month ago

See 2.2.3  Second sentence.  

Wash

Rinse

Repeat

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.8  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.7    one month ago
Wash

Rinse

Repeat

It takes a second washing to get you hair clean, what have you been doing?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.8    one month ago

Could it be the office needs coffee & donuts?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.10  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.9    one month ago

An inside joke between you two?

You both think you're so clever.

Think again.

I know what you and DOTW have been doing.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.2.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.10    one month ago
I know what you and DOTW have been doing.

Do tell?

A penny for your thoughts...

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.12  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.11    one month ago
"An inside joke between you two?"

You first.

I won't hold my breath though.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.13  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.12    one month ago

You made the accusation.  How about it?

 
 
 
Tessylo
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2.2.14  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @2.2.13    one month ago

Not until you answer my question.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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2.2.15  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.14    one month ago

What question?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2.16  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.10    one month ago
I know what you and DOTW have been doing.

What you think that you know greatly exceeds reality.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2.17  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @2.2.12    one month ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2.2.18  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.17    one month ago
Your way of saying No mas.

That's the new way of saying "I have nothing, never had anything and will now run away".

 
 
 
bbl-1
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3  bbl-1    one month ago

Every US citizen has the right to vote in any US election.  The time will come when those who hinder that right will be in peril.  The Second Amendment is real.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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3.1  Texan1211  replied to  bbl-1 @3    one month ago

When you are right, you are right.

Thank God no one is suppressing the vote in Georgia, despite the lies told by so many prominent Democrats about it.

 
 
 
shona1
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4  shona1    one month ago

Morning. Voting is compulsory here and if you don't you can be fined unless you have a damn good reason not to. The sheriffs are sent out to find out your reason why.

Just had our Federal election on Saturday change of Government and no one bats an eye lid. Results were known in 3.5 hours and that was it..

Everyone packs up and goes home. The only time there is a count back is if the seat is to close to call and the candidate wishes it. And that is pretty rare.

We use the ballot paper and pencil..easy no dramas and can vote two weeks early as I did via postal vote .

It works for us...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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4.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  shona1 @4    one month ago

Morning. Voting is compulsory here and if you don't you can be fined unless you have a damn good reason not to. The sheriffs are sent out to find out your reason why.

Morning Shona, compulsory, wow, no right to choose whether to vote or not?

 
 
 
shona1
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5  shona1    one month ago

Morning drinker..can vote informal or not vote at all.

You have to get your name ticked off the Electrol roll and that's it. So can waltz in, once your name is marked off can get the ballot papers, turf them in the bin and leave if you want...

I look at it as an honour and a privilege to vote, many countries don't have that right..so not a problem...

Plus you get a free snag (bbq sausage, bread and sauce) at some polling booths.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
5.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  shona1 @5    one month ago

Thanks shona.  I agree, I have always voted since my first time in 1972 (old fart).

I like the idea of a free snag.  The closest that I’ve seen that here is buying baked goods from girls scouts at the polling location.  Of which, I’m always grateful. 

 
 
 
shona1
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5.1.1  shona1  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @5.1    one month ago

Not that old..I first voted 1978...and haven't missed one since...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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6  Sean Treacy    one month ago

"To go in there and vote as easily as I did and to be treated with the respect that I knew I deserved as an American citizen — I was really thrown back," the voter told The Post."

This lady is owed an apology from the President, the media and the corporations who tried to manipulate and scare her with their dishonest fearmongering.  They lied to her. 

 
 
 
shona1
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6.1  shona1  replied to  Sean Treacy @6    one month ago

Arvo Sean ..

I must be missing something here...what has colour or economic circumstances have to do with the voting over there??

Here makes no difference if you are unemployed or a multi millionaire...if you are black, white or come from Mars...if you are an Aussie citizen then you must vote. No one can stop you full stop...and as for the media who gives a rabbits what they think or say...you learn to sieve the crap from the fact..

Respect here is a given in a polling booth regardless of who you are...is it not the same there? How can they show you disrespect in a polling booth??

Maybe this is why things always seem to be such a bloody big mess over there at election time or can you enlighten me..I am fascinated to know now..

 
 
 
Snuffy
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6.1.1  Snuffy  replied to  shona1 @6.1    one month ago

Shona,  

When Georgia passed SB202 (Election Integrity Act of 2021) it was widely proclaimed to be a Republican led law to suppress the black vote.  There were huge news stories around it, Democrat politicians from President Biden on down all denounced the bill with Biden stating it was a "Jim Crow on steroids" law.  Stacy Abrams was part of a group that convienced Major League Baseball to pull the All Star game out of Atlanta due to the law.  Huge fight.

Now that the voting is exceeding the numbers for the 2020 elections will any of them come back to admit they were wrong?  Doubtful..  But the huge push by the left was that the law had only one purpose, to prevent blacks from voting by making it as difficult as possible for them.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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6.1.2  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.1    one month ago
"But the huge push by the left was that the law had only one purpose, to prevent blacks from voting by making it as difficult as possible for them." 

That's how it is and we on the left are correct.  Your continued denial doesn't change the fact.  Your continual support of the 'right' is so obvious and blame of the left for everything is also so obvious.  

 
 
 
Snuffy
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6.1.3  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.2    one month ago
That's how it is and we on the left are correct.  Your continued denial doesn't change the fact.  Your continual support of the 'right' is so obvious and blame of the left for everything is also so obvious.  

And how's that belief working out in the State of Georgia right now?  Any comments about what is happening there?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.3    one month ago

What about it?  What are you whining about now?

The state where trumpturd told them how many votes to find?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1.5  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.4    one month ago
The state where trumpturd told them how many votes to find?

That state that didn't oblige him.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Senior Guide
6.1.6  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.4    one month ago
What about it?  What are you whining about now? The state where trumpturd told them how many votes to find?

I'm not whining at all, that's all in your imagination.  My post in 6.1.1 was a direct reply to Shona who seemed to question something in Sean's comment.  Your reply shows you don't follow current news so I asked  you how your belief that the the laws were just voter suppression are working out and matching up to expectations in Georgia.  You know Georgia, the state that just shattered voting count records with it's Republican primary?  

Do you have anything to say that matches what is actually happening or will  you just continue to deflect?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.1.7  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.4    one month ago
The state where trumpturd told them how many votes to find?

The state that lefties told us was suppressing votes!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
6.1.8  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.2    one month ago
continual support of the 'right' is so obvious and blame of the left for everything is also so obvious.

That's only so even you can see it.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
6.1.9  Sean Treacy  replied to  shona1 @6.1    one month ago

ust be missing something here...what has colour or economic circumstances have to do with the voting over there??

Shona, to add onto what Snuffy said, nothing.  "Voter suppression" of minorities is  the Democratic Party's phantom menace that they've been pushing for the last twenty years every time they lose an election.  While Trump complains of dishonest vote counting, Democrats since the 2000 election  have pushed a conspiracy that minorities are prevented from voting by racist laws and those suppressed voters cost Democrats elections.  The lie serves two main purposes in that it explains away election losses without any need for reflection and as the racialist party that needs almost unanimous support from blacks in particular to compete, creates fear and the belief Republicans are out to get them.

The suppression  "Big Lie" has no basis in reality, as the numbers demonstrate.   Voting is easier and more convenient than ever, and minority voting participation continues to  increase.   In fact, the more minorities vote, the  shriller the Democrats get about  suppression. 

That this conspiracy mongering  undermines our Democracy and, as you say, makes our election seem such a mess, is not a concern to those who push the lie.  Pushing the conspiracy is actually  career booster.  The new spokesman for Joe Biden has a history of pushing  the Big Lie about stolen elections.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.10  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @6.1.7    one month ago

In any red state there is voter suppression going on of Democratic/Liberals/Progressives voters.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
6.1.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.10    one month ago
In any red state there is voter suppression going on of Democratic/Liberals/Progressives voters.

Tell us how it works...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.12  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.6    one month ago

No, I'm not the one who is deflecting here or anywhere.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Senior Guide
6.1.13  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @6.1.12    one month ago
No, I'm not the one who is deflecting here or anywhere.

Except that's all you do is deflect or snipe.  My initial comment was a reply to Shona about the so-called voter suppression law that Georgia passed which is the topic of this seed.  Your first comment was to explain that Democrats are correct in their definition of the Georgia law. So I asked you to explain in light of what is actually occurring in Georgia with the current elections.  You then had to deflect with Trump.

You actually said this...

Your continual support of the 'right' is so obvious and blame of the left for everything is also so obvious.  

When all your comments are only in support of the 'left' and you continue to blame the right for everything or deflect to Trump.  Why can't you actually reply to the conversation?  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
6.1.14  Tessylo  impassed  Snuffy @6.1.13    one month ago
 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
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6.1.18  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Snuffy @6.1.13    one month ago

Comments removed for trolling.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
7  JohnRussell    one month ago

The premise of the seeded article is seriously flawed. 

Voter supression doesnt GUARANTEE less voting, it just encourages less voting. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it wont. 

There is no logical reason to make voting more difficult than it had been, whether or not people "overcome" the changes. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
7.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @7    one month ago
The premise of the seeded article is seriously flawed. 

The real premise is that there was no suppression.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
7.2  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @7    one month ago

gee, 800,000 early voters didn't seem too inconvenienced.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
7.3  Ronin2  replied to  JohnRussell @7    one month ago
Voter supression doesnt GUARANTEE less voting, it just encourages less voting. Sometimes it will work and sometimes it wont. 

What bullshit. This vote is proving the Democrats and their media sycophants wrong beyond all doubt. So now moving the goal posts to "This is voter suppression despite all evidence to the contrary in actual voting."

whether or not people "overcome" the changes. 

Do tell John, what changes did they have to "overcome"? Be specific. Detail with actual voters there the actual hardships they had in voting. Shouldn't be hard to find them if they had to overcome so many challenges.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
8  Drinker of the Wry    one month ago

“What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is. It’s sick. It’s sick … deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work.”  Biden, March 25

“Among the outrageous parts of this new state law, it ends voting hours early so working people can’t cast their vote after their shift is over.” Biden, March 26

On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 am to 7 pm, if you are in line by 7 pm, you are allowed to vote.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Meanwhile in Georgia...

15 GEORGIA FACTS THAT SUPPORT OUR DEMAND FOR AN AUDIT :

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  1. The U.S. District Court found on Oct 11 th , 2020 the Dominion Voting System that was used in the November 2020 election is unverifiable to the voter and   in violation of two Georgia statues
  2. There are   six sworn affidavits   of counterfeit mail-in ballots in Fulton Co. election results scaling into the tens of thousands
  3. State Farm Arena video shows at least   four violations   of Georgia election law
  4. Approximately 43,000 DeKalb Co. drop box ballots have   no chain of custody forms   to authenticate them
  5. Tru-Vote Geo tracking showed evidence of   ballot harvesting teams   driving repeatedly to drop boxes in Fulton and DeKalb
  6. All 350,000+ original in-person ballot images in Fulton are   missing   in violation of federal, state retention law
  7. All 393,000+ original ballot images in Cobb are   missing   in violation of federal, state retention law
  8. At least 17,720 certified in person recount votes have   no ballot images   in Fulton
  9. 18,325 voters had vacant residential addresses according to U.S. Post Office
  10. 904 voters were registered at a P.O. Box address, which is illegal
  11. All or large parts of 2,000,000 original ballot images from 70+ Georgia counties are   missing
  12. Failure to make mandatory check of ballot envelope signature to signature on file resulted in a 2020 absentee ballot rejection rate drop from 3.47% (in 2018) to 0.34%, which translates to the acceptance and inclusion of approximately 4,400 dubious Fulton County mail-in ballots
  13. The U.S. District Court found Secretary of State’s office   “not credible”   on August 16 th,   2019 [pg. 70]
  14. report  compiled by Matt Braynard and his team at Look Ahead America provided specific, verifiable evidence that likely illegal ballots exceed the margin of victory in the Presidential race
  15. Statistical abnormalities  identified in many GA counties by former Army Intelligence Captain, Seth Keschel, show that it is implausible that the election results are correct.


 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
9.1  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    one month ago

So ANOTHER AUDIT?

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How many more?

Will they find the 'right' amount of votes this time?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @9.1    one month ago
So ANOTHER AUDIT?

No.


How many more?

Audits only confirm the tally, whether it was right or wrong.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
Professor Principal
9.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Vic Eldred @9    one month ago

Gee, looking at this laundry list of conspiracy theories one would get the impression that every single vote in Georgia was illegal.  Except the ones for Trump of course. 

The downfall of this election tampering madness is the overkill. They want us to believe that every Democratic election official in the swing states was trying to cheat. It is beyond absurd and only serves to prove how insane the right is about this topic. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
9.2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @9.2    one month ago

Have you ever heard of Harry Truman?

 
 
 
Snuffy
Senior Guide
10  Snuffy    one month ago

So initially the call was that the voter law passed in Georgia last year was Jim Crow 2.0 designed to suppress black voters.  With the large turnout in the Republican primaries, it's now shifted to be a law designed to suppress Democrat party voters.  Can't wait to see the numbers for today's Democratic primaries in Georgia.   And of course to see how they twist the blame next... 

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
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11  magicschoolbusdropout    one month ago

lead to voter suppression.

The typical "Liberal" scare tactic that ....... NEVER WAS !

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Given in the light
Written on the pages
Is the answer to a never ending story, ah-ha-ha
Never ending story, ah-ha-ha
Reach the stars
Fly a fantasy
Dream a dream
And what you see will be
Never ending story, ah-ha-ha
Never ending story, ah-ha-ha
 
 

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