Justice Department to sue Georgia over voting restrictions

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(CNN)The Justice Department plans to announce a lawsuit Friday against Georgia over new voting restrictions, according to people briefed on the matter.

The state law passed in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s election defeat imposes new voter identification requirements for absentee ballots, empowers state officials to take over local elections boards, limits the use of ballot drop boxes and makes it a crime to approach voters in line to give them food and water.
Republicans had cast the measure as necessary to boost confidence in elections after the 2020 election and Trump’s repeated and unsubstantiated claims of fraud, but Democrats in the state have called the new law voter suppression and likened it to Jim Crow-era voting laws.
Shortly after it was passed in March, the law had already been challenged in court by a trio of voting rights groups: the New Georgia Project, the Black Voters Matter Fund and Rise Inc.
The lawsuit said the new law “disproportionately impacts Black voters, and interacts with these vestiges of discrimination in Georgia to deny Black voters (an) equal opportunity to participate in the political process and/or elect a candidate of their choice.”
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/25/politics/justice-georgia-voting/index.html

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  1. Voter and election fraud have been with America a long time, perhaps even from the beginning. The problem was exaggerated with the advent off secret ballots and with electronic voting and counting machines. There are proven methods that can be used to prevent voter and election fraud. Fraud examiners understand this process.

    Preventing fraud and public corruption opportunities includes a series of five steps: 1) having good internal controls, 2) discouraging collusion between employees and outsiders, 3) monitoring employees and providing a whistleblowing hotline for anonymous tips, 4) creating an expectation of punishment, and 5) conducting pro-active forensic auditing of activities.

    In the case of election fraud prevention, having archival based paper ballots would help a lot with the forensic audits. And tell me again why election results have to be made public on the same day as the elections? That just does not make sense. If we expect election fraud attempts, as we should, why does a state’s election results have to be provided before a forensic audit has been performed? Do the audit, then provide the results. Do it right, all the time.

  2. You know in election “laws” it’s all a contest over who can out-rig who.
    When you consider that if they really wanted free and fair elections they could make it so simple, and so easy to vote, but yet at the same time insure everyone can vote, and only vote once.
    By that I mean, starting at the basic concept of some kind of semi-permanent ink stamp on the voter’s hand or finger. If it was good enough for Iraqis it must work.
    But that would just be a starting point. I only use it as an example to show, that if making sure only one vote per person is the issue, starting at the simplist level and working from there, it could be accomplished in less time than playing a round of golf.
    You will never convince me that the smarts in this country couldn’t figure out how to do it, and make it as simple, fair, open and above all foolproof!
    And as easy as brushing your teeth; FOR EVERYONE
    That it’s not done, just proves what Mark Twain said; “if voting really had any effect, they would never let the people do it.”

    • And if you buy that reasoning, or maybe even if you dont; if the smarts say they just can’t figure a way to make it work, then surely they’re smart enough to plug those simple parameters into an a-eye supercomputer and let it spit the answer back in 30 seconds.
      🙁😏😑

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