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RandySF

(61,366 posts)
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:15 PM Jan 2021

Georgia state GOP lawmaker introduces bill requiring two copies of ID to vote absentee

A Georgia Republican is introducing a bill requiring voters to send copies of their photo ID to election officials two times before being permitted to cast an absentee ballot.

The legislation would also implement a photo ID requirement for voters sending in absentee ballots from outside the state, requiring them to submit proof of identification when applying for the ballot and when returning it.

Acceptable forms of ID would include a photocopy of the voter’s driver’s license, voter ID card, U.S. passport, government employee ID, military ID card or tribal identification card.

The bill marks the opening salvo of what is expected to be a robust effort by Georgia Republicans to limit absentee voting after President Biden won the state over former President Trump and Democrats swept the Peach State’s two Senate seats in a pair of January runoffs.

While GOP allegations of voter fraud and irregularities have failed to stand up to scrutiny, Republican officials still tout the need to rein in absentee voting after its use was widespread in November and January during the coronavirus pandemic, particularly among Democrats.




https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/536195-georgia-state-republican-introduces-bill-requiring-two-copies-of-id-to

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Georgia state GOP lawmaker introduces bill requiring two copies of ID to vote absentee (Original Post) RandySF Jan 2021 OP
Of course! PJMcK Jan 2021 #1
Great minds run in the same channels. ;) Chainfire Jan 2021 #4
When the only way to win is to suppress the vote, you suppress the vote.... Chainfire Jan 2021 #2
We need a national law that requires voter ID cards be bullimiami Jan 2021 #3
Somebody is heading to court eleny Jan 2021 #5
Sponsored by a kkklown who's been in office for a WEEK. In the same town that Marjorie dwells in. CurtEastPoint Jan 2021 #6
Federal law needs to be created to apply. LiberalFighter Jan 2021 #7
Just what we need: make it even HARDER to vote sakabatou Jan 2021 #8
How do these people get elected? Deuxcents Jan 2021 #9
how... myohmy2 Jan 2021 #10

PJMcK

(22,164 posts)
1. Of course!
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:21 PM
Jan 2021

The only way to prevent [non-existent] voter fraud is to make it extremely difficult for people to vote. It's the only way Republicans can win.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
2. When the only way to win is to suppress the vote, you suppress the vote....
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:25 PM
Jan 2021

That is the way Republicans do business. If they are beaten again, they will also want birth certificates of both of your parents, a copy of your 1987 tax documents, and a letter from three preachers.

bullimiami

(13,192 posts)
3. We need a national law that requires voter ID cards be
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:25 PM
Jan 2021

legal ids and are provided free of charge.

And that these are the only ids needed to vote.



Deuxcents

(16,778 posts)
9. How do these people get elected?
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:47 PM
Jan 2021

Do the electorate know who they are. What they stand for? Time for Georgia to do what they know how to do.

myohmy2

(3,306 posts)
10. how...
Sat Jan 30, 2021, 08:52 PM
Jan 2021

...un-democratically creative...

...smells like another poll-tax variation to me...

"While GOP allegations of voter fraud and irregularities have failed to stand up to scrutiny,..."

...so why do Republicans promote this lie?...are they're fascists?...are they evil?...do they like being un-American?

...well, yes, but those aren't the main reasons...it's quite simple

...the MORE people vote, the MORE Republicans lose...

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