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Hyperbole is common in politics, but the claim by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris that the election reforms passed by states will prevent 55 million Americans from voting is particularly outrageous. Nothing could be further from the truth.
On the contrary, states have implemented election reforms like voter ID that protect legitimate voters and ensure that their votes are not diluted or negated by fraud or mistakes. They’ve made it easier to vote, but harder to cheat.
Georgia’s voter ID requirement for in-person voting has been in place since the 2008 election, and contrary to those who have claimed it “suppresses votes,” the state has seen record registration and turnout since then. Polling shows that Americans – no matter their race or political views – overwhelmingly support a common-sense requirement that Democrats want to ban.
So what was Georgia’s great crime in its 2021 reform bill? It wisely extended that ID requirement to absentee ballots, as did Texas.
Biden apparently doesn’t realize that in the last three federal elections, according to the Census Bureau, Georgia had a higher overall percentage turnout of its citizens than New York, and in the last two federal elections, the turnout of its Black citizens was also higher