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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:41 PM

Thousands of black votes in Georgia disappear:

The Root - Michael Harriot



The nonprofit group, Coalition for Good Governance, discovered that approximately 127,000 Georgia voters simply did not have a recorded vote for lieutenant governor. Officials claimed that most of these voters simply left that part of their ballot blank. And for some reason, the “drop-off” (the difference between people who voted and people who skipped one race) was disproportionately Democrat.

They had never seen it before. The drop-off rate in Georgia was higher than almost any statewide office drop-off rate they had ever seen. So they gathered the best minds in the election data field from across country to try to figure out the mystery of Georgia’s disappearing votes. It seemed so random. Researchers researched, voting machine experts looked at the machines’ known vulnerabilities and professors ran analytics and statistical regressions. But no one could figure out the pattern.

And then, just for kicks, they decided to run a statistical analysis by race. And viola, they discovered that an incredibly disproportionate number of Georgia voters in majority black precincts didn’t record a vote for the second-highest office in the state. They found the anomaly was incredibly high in precincts where there were high percentages of black registered voters.

And here is the troubling part: According to the report from Coalition for Good Governance (CGG) and the experts who spoke with The Root, the undervote wasn’t concentrated in Democratic areas. It seemed to specifically happen in black neighborhoods. Even stranger, the black voters’ absentee mail ballots didn’t reflect the drop-off, only the people who voted on election day and people who voted on machines in early voting.


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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:47 PM

1. The corruption of the GOP is disgusting.

I think a lot of it is religious oriented and the deep association of racism with evangelicalism. I was exposed to this growing up but the indoctrination didn't take. It did with my brothers and sisters who also are racists. They do think they are because of their continued belief in this dogma. I hope this doesn't offend anyone just my life experience.

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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 08:05 PM

2. Jim Crow still alive and well in the south

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