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What does he care about working class people? Just wasting taxpayers money on a fight he can not win. He is speaking to a minority of Georgia's population.

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It's increasingly clear to reasonable people, i.e. those who do NOT believe Trump and his fellow Republican's big lieS, that Georgia Republicans along with Republicans across the country know they can NOT win the White House without making voting a challenge for the millions of Americans at the lower ends of the economic ladder and the millions of Americans with disabilities, people who have historically not voted Republican.

The Republican Party continues its anti-democracy, anti-republic efforts. It's not surprising 'foreign' authoritarian states have their 'fantom' {sic} keyboard armies fanning fans in support of US Republicans

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What a cry from the communist liberals????

With an ID democrats can not win any election!!!!!!!

All the world, all nations in the world for an election they require an ID to vote.

But not in USA... ( The only banana republic existing now)

Democrats with the support of China and hard core communists always make fake voting and multiple voting to win. That is why they hate VOTERS ID.

To open a bank account one need an ID, To travel on a plane one need an ID.

But they hate voters ID ...........

Soon they will ask to eliminate passport also. .....

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saying “free and fair elections” are worth any threats, boycotts or lawsuits.

Completely agree.

But we aren't talking about restricting free and fair elections. You're talking about limiting voting poll hours, limiting drop boxes, reducing registration windows, reducing early voting, and even small things like eliminating bottled water handouts.

So enjoy your fight. Your state and your residents will lose jobs and revenue fighting to restrict access to elections, not making them free or fair.

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non party: To open a bank account one need an ID, To travel on a plane one need an ID. But they hate voters ID.

Georgia already has voter ID laws. They were passed a while ago. To vote in person you need a driver's license, passport, a voter ID, military ID, or Tribal ID. These new measures by Georgia don't impact the ID laws in any way.

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The redneck yahoo Kemp left out the part about reducing the hours of polling places so working people who can't afford to take a day off can't vote before or after work.

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"Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola and Delta may be scared of Stacey Abrams, Joe Biden and the left, but I am not,” he said, referring to companies that have also criticized the new law.

In other words all these companies might have a conscience, but I do not!!!

The GOP cancel culture at it’s ugliest best.

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Democrats with the support of China and hard core communists always make fake voting and multiple voting to win.

Oh boy. Could you please explain how is supposed to work, for all of us who think what you're saying is completely demented?

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*It's increasingly clear to reasonable people, i.e. those who do NOT believe Trump and his fellow Republican's big lieS, *

That people should have ID, why?

that Georgia Republicans along with Republicans across the country know they can NOT win the White House without making voting a challenge for the millions of Americans

How? By showing ID, but the Democrats want me to have an ID to show proof that I got vaccinated, yeah that makes sense...smh..

at the lower ends of the economic ladder and the millions of Americans with disabilities, people who have historically not voted Republican.

Well...

https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/03/politics/2022-midterms-republicans-congressional-ballot/index.html

The Republican Party continues its anti-democracy, anti-republic efforts.

No, if they did, a lot of people wouldn’t be moving to Texas and Florida as fast as they can and they do it because they value democracy and freedom.

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Could anybody point us to the proof that there was massive voter fraud that requires any sort of change in the voter ID laws? ...Anybody?

Also, how does banning giving water to people in line at the polls prevent voter fraud, exactly?

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What a cesspool.

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It's illegal to offer or give food and drink to voters?

Trump lost his election there. Trying to move the goal posts.

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Of course you can get water. The reason for the law was political groups were putting campaign ads on the bottles. But other than that anyone can bring or pass out water, makes sense to me. Coca-Cola is so quiet on the new law banning people from giving water to Georgia voters waiting in line is because the law doesn’t say people can’t give voters Coca-Cola.

Just something to marinade on....

Trump lost his election there. Trying to move the goal posts.

Liberals are last people that should talk about moving goalposts, come on now....

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The reason for the law was political groups were putting campaign ads on the bottles.

Prove it.

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This will make the GOP people happy. In recent elections, in Georgia, there was voter fraud. 63 cases, but only 24 of them were passed on to prosecutors. It isn't a HUGE issue that anyone with a brain should be arguing over. We deal with important things before we deal with trivial things, right? 63 cases over multiple elections is a trivial thing.

One involved a mayor offering to buy a free meal for anyone who voted for him.

The worst case I see, not involving Trump's attempt, is an election memory card with 293 votes wasn't uploaded from 1 county. Nobody thinks this was intentional and there was a mix of candidates, so it harmed both sides equally.

One private person offered a $25 gift certificate for voting - he didn't specify any candidate - he just wanted people to vote.

By far, ex-President Trump's willful attempt at election tampering in Georgia is the most egregious. He needs to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

None of them altered any outcome.

None of them were systematic.

None of them or all of them should have changed anything in Georgia voting laws.

Good thing we have the Georgia Assembly (mostly made up of Republicans) to fix stuff that isn't broken and change the laws so they have more control rather than the Secretary of State. I think the Republican Secretary of State for the elections the last 2 yrs has done a pretty good job, except in selecting new voting machines. He should have picked only systems that use paper ballots, drop paper ballots into boxes and scan those ballots for votes. Then all the election methods - election day, early voting, absentee voting, would use exactly the same ballots.

Anyways, Kemp's term will be up in 2 yrs and he will be voted out, then the laws will be changed back or it will be even easier to to vote in Georgia, which it has been for some time.

Getting registered to vote is pretty easy for 99% of Georgians too, BTW.

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But other than that anyone can bring or pass out water, makes sense to me. Coca-Cola is so quiet on the new law banning people from giving water to Georgia voters waiting in line is because the law doesn’t say people can’t give voters Coca-Cola.

Someone didn’t bother to actually read the article:

*The law includes a new photo ID requirement for voting absentee by mail and makes it a misdemeanor to hand out money or gifts, including food or drink, to those waiting in line, which Kemp said was done to prevent groups from trying to influence voters. *

Last time I checked, a coke was a drink.

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misdemeanor to hand out money or gifts, including food or drink, to those waiting in line,

By “political groups” that is correct.

which Kemp said was done to prevent groups from trying to influence voters. *

Yes.

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By “political groups” that is correct.

Please give us proof of the many "political groups" who influenced voters by handing them water during the last, or any, election.

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The giving out of water is just the excuse to get a partisan campaign worker close enough to a voter to try to influence their vote by an “act of kindness”.

which can also turn into a political reminder/threat such as “remember if you don’t vote for Biden, you ain’t black”

people can obviously bring their own water or drink the water the polling center will also provide.

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Georgia already has voter ID laws. They were passed a while ago. To vote in person you need a driver's license, passport, a voter ID, military ID, or Tribal ID. These new measures by Georgia don't impact the ID laws in any way.

What?!!! Before this law was passed, absentee voting didn't require any ID be shown or provided. Now it does. On the absentee ballot request form, there is a space to put in your GA DL/ID number, but that was it.

https://sos.ga.gov/index.php/elections/georgia_voter_identification_requirements2

47 states have GOP-sponsored voter restriction laws currently.

The Georgia law was a slam dunk after they removed the church -- early voting prevention clause. The Georgia Assembly is completely controlled by Republicans. I just looked it up - 34/22 in the Senate and 103/73 in the House. Plus the Governor is a Trump-Republican.

Seems some churches used the Sunday early voting day as an extended community outreach for the church. People go to church, get lectured about voting and which candidates to select, then are taken immediately, on a church bus, to the early voting office for that county. Not sure I want ministers telling people how to vote - which they do, if they can get away with it. Discussing any politics in church can cost them their Religious tax exemption. Ministers in smaller congregations commonly ignore that law.

What's the difference if you get an hour long "how to vote" in a group 2 miles away or while at the voting location? Doing it within 500 ft of the voting location is illegal in every state - it is called voter tampering. That's also the reason behind Georgia adding the no food or drinks can be offered while in line. I'm torn on this. I hate lines. Last time I stood in line to vote was about 12 yrs ago - it was 45 minutes. I understand some people end up waiting hours, so some snacks and water would be nice while in line - assuming I didn't have to be like an Amazon employee and reuse that bottle.

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Civil Rights?

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The giving out of water is just the excuse to get a partisan campaign worker close enough to a voter to try to influence their vote by an “act of kindness”.

Again, please prove it.

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the old guy donald put out a statement asking his idiot base to boycott Coca Cola, Delta..... whining about how they cost him the elections.

But you can bet donald will not boycott anything

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Please give us proof of the many "political groups" who influenced voters by handing them water during the last, or any, election.

I said, they don’t want them. Hey, don’t get mad at me, take it up with Kemp.

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/mar/29/josh-holmes/facts-about-georgias-ban-food-water-giveaways-vote/

Here is what that section of the law says:

"(a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any

person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give,

 or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and

drink, to an elector, nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition, nor shall any

person, other than election officials discharging their duties, establish or set up any tables

or booths on any day in which ballots are being cast

(1) Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is

Makes perfect sense to me.

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Kamala Harris just got a bullhorn and screeched at people In line from over 100 feet away using that to be able to get around the law.

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Be smart, BYO food and drinks, I learned that back in the days I would party at the beaches on spring break, it’s not that hard to do. If you plan these things it can be done then you won’t really run into that problem.

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Hey, don’t get mad at me, take it up with Kemp.

You are defending him and his law that is clearly made to make it hard for minorities to vote.

So where is your proof that would justify this obviously racist law? What are the "political groups" influencing voter with their water-giving?

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Baseball has always been a game of the masses in America. The masses, or the people, have spoken.

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You are defending him and his law that is clearly made to make it hard for minorities to vote.

So basically what you’re saying minorities can’t bring a thermos or carry a backpack? Thinking they can’t is racist.

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So basically what you’re saying minorities can’t bring a thermos or carry a backpack? Thinking they can’t is racist.

It’s actually Georgia’s voting laws that are racist. I hope that helps.

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The Republican led culture wars and their ongoing attempts to limit voting are a continuation of their Trump's attempts to further divide the country.

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The Republican led culture wars and their ongoing attempts to limit voting

They’re not. You’re just wrong and Politifact, not a conservative think tank bastion by any means even claimed and debunked that Democrat left media driven lie.

are a continuation of their Trump's attempts to further divide the country.

No, the Dems are drastically dividing the country and finally some Republicans are growing a spine and fighting back for Democracy and freedom.

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MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law.”

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There is a lot of misinformation about this being spread, but one thing I cannot understand is why anyone would be in support of allowing someone to vote without proving they are who they say they are.

Can anyone explain?

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I have started to read some of the actual law but not sure I will endure to the end.

One issue which should be corrected (and has been by the source): The part about this law limiting voting hours is 100% false. The Atlanta Journal Constitution actually issued a retraction (article linked below) which states.

"CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said the new law would limit voting hours. On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot. Nothing in the new law changes those rules."

https://www.ajc.com/news/tyler-perry-blasts-georgias-new-voter-legislation-as-unconstitutional-says-doj-should-step-in/ORJBDFPKQBAZFOTMCQDMLBOZJI/

Unfortunately President Biden repeated this (I wish he would have confirmed first) and it became accepted as fact when it is not true.

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It’s actually Georgia’s voting laws that are racist. I hope that helps.

So again, white liberals are saying blacks are helpless and Kemp and conservatives shouldn’t make these laws, they should allow laws to be lax, make it easy to cheat and because they are black they just can’t think or prepare for themselves to pack water. Does that apply to hiking as well?

Even when I go to Disneyland they want to charge you $3 for a bottle of water. I bring my own.

You guys need to think of a better game plan, Biden and his merrily bunch are just horrible at this.

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Biden said it’s because minorities are unable to “get online” due to lack of knowledge about how the internet works and no money to pay for it.

when told that’s racist he clarified that he was only talking about “older” minorities.

According to Dems, minorities are also unable to pay the minimal fees for a drivers license and have no ability to physically go to the office to apply. Can’t apply online because no minorities have internet access or understand how it works, according to Dems.

yet minorities do in fact drive and even own cars, which is impossible without photo ID. You can’t even pick up your tickets at an MLB game without it. There is almost no person in the USA under 90 years old who doesn’t have photo ID of some kind.

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@Blacklabel

Biden said it’s because minorities are unable to “get online” due to lack of knowledge about how the internet works and no money to pay for it.

This is not correct; yes this statement was made by President Biden however it had nothing to do with the Georgia voting law. This statement was made in a CNN Town Hall and the context was related to access to Covid-19 vaccinations. In this case I think the President was trying to make a point about access to the internet but his words did not reflect that.

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So if minorities don’t have photo ID they can’t open bank accounts or cash their stimulus check (need 2 forms of photo ID at most check cashing place). If they can’t use internet why don’t the Dems fund some classes to teach them?

sounds like Dems don’t care at all about bettering the lives of minorities- just want their vote then leave them in the same “helpless” condition they found them? Now who is racist?

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MLB requires photo ID to pick up tickets from Will Call, but boycotts Georgia for voter ID law.

You don’t have a constitutional right to go to a baseball game.

If they can’t use internet why don’t the Dems fund some classes to teach them?

Because Republicans would vote down any funding because they despise educated people.

You guys need to think of a better game plan, Biden and his merrily bunch are just horrible at this.

Biden won the election, lol

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finally some Republicans are growing a spine and fighting back for Democracy

Actually, earlier this year Republicans tried to stage a coup against the US government to overthrow democracy and install a fascist dictatorship.

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Can anyone explain why requiring photo id to vote is bad / wrong?

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You don’t have a constitutional right to go to a baseball game.

But the governor has the constitutional right to ensure and uphold voting rights that are fair and equal to everyone.

Because Republicans would vote down any funding because they despise educated people.

In blue states the Democrats have the funding they want like California is a one party state and still thousands of kids can’t use the Internet, let alone read above the 8th grade level, nice try.

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Can anyone explain why requiring photo id to vote is bad / wrong?

Yes: it disenfranchises people.

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But the governor has the constitutional right to ensure and uphold voting rights that are fair and equal to everyone.

Then he should exercise that right, rather than enact racist laws to take the vote away from people, which is what he is doing.

In blue states the Democrats have the funding they want like California is a one party state and still thousands of kids can’t use the Internet, let alone read above the 8th grade level

I was going to say that this is untrue, then I remembered that you are from California and also can’t read or write, so perhaps it is accurate.

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I read the percentage of people without a valid ID is around 10%. That is alot people.

In this case @Lazarus is correct - that is alot of disenfranchised people.

Why not a compromise? The government is always saying how important it is to vote and it is one of the primary responsibilities of an American citizen. If this is the case why not issue such an ID and have the federal government pay for it? I do not think the expense would be excessive and if it is truly considered to be so important to vote then it is a worthwhile investment.

I would like to think this would make both sides happy and it seems it would also prevent alot of the future nonsense about saying the election is "rigged" etc.

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There is no point going to any expense to create a government ID database (note that this is supported by so-called small government freedom-loving Republicans) when voter fraud does not exist in the US. Why should we try to fix a problem that doesn’t exist?

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But they hate voters ID

no they hate voter suppression of black voters and voting on Sundays or not making voting day a holiday, or restricting absentee voters as they have to work. well know mathematical fact that the GOP cant win elections with high voter turnout, over 60% of eligible voters are liberals and independents

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it would also prevent alot of the future nonsense about saying the election is "rigged" etc.

It wouldn’t. Republicans hate democracy and don’t think that anyone else having any power is legitimate. They will always say they were cheated when they lose.

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By “political groups” that is correct.

That’s not what the law says:

"(a) No person shall solicit votes in any manner or by any means or method, nor shall any

person distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give,

 or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and

drink, to an elector, nor shall any person solicit signatures for any petition, nor shall any

person, other than election officials discharging their duties, establish or set up any tables

or booths on any day in which ballots are being cast

(1) Within 150 feet of the outer edge of any building within which a polling place is

It funny AF when you directly contradict yourself in the span of a few posts.

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But the governor has the constitutional right to ensure and uphold voting rights that are fair and equal to everyone.

not if hes breaking the constitution or federal voting rights laws. dont like Georgias chances it the supreme court doesnt strike it down then the Democrats will when the pass the new voter rights act going through congress

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But the governor has the constitutional right to ensure and uphold voting rights that are fair and equal to everyone.

The constitution gives rights to people, not offices.

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https://www.usa.gov/voting-laws

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Kemp is throwing a hissy because he’s facing the consequences of his actions.

The MLB awards all-star games and it can remove them as it pleases.

And Kemp can huff and puff about not backing down from a fight but this law won’t survive judicial review.

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