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(MSN)   Americans are funny that way: You try to take something away from them, even something they barely used and, well... Georgia's voter suppression laws seems to have backfired, as turnout in the 2022 primary is up 300% compared to 2018; higher even than 2020   (msn.com) divider line
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2022-05-21 10:37:22 AM  
The Georgia GOP decided to Fark around because there were too many "those people" voting. Looks like they're about to
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/Sorry we're all out of Grittys
//Have a Blooper instead
 
2022-05-21 11:22:29 AM  
I'm glad that primary voting is up. I hope they maintain that momentum into November.
 
2022-05-21 11:57:57 AM  
I'm in Atlanta right now. The number of Stacey Abrams signs is staggering. Seems like every yard has an Abrams sign. You might expect Atlanta to be pro-Abrams, but even 30 miles out of town, in places with no street lamps, rolling green hills, horses, and American flags flying from the front porch, I have not seen a single Kemp or Perdue sign anywhere. The only time I've seen Kemp's name on a sign is the 'Welcome to Georgia' sign outside the airport
 
2022-05-21 1:15:52 PM  
Good.  If only the rest of the country would do that.
 
2022-05-21 1:21:29 PM  
Wrong subby. That was the Republican's intent all along. They knew the only way to get people to vote was to try to take away their right to vote. They were playing ten-dimensional chess while we all are losing at tic-tac-toe. Apparently, only the Republicans care about democracy.
 
2022-05-21 1:22:35 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Good.  If only the rest of the country would do that.


I heard that "access to legal abortion" didn't even make the list of American concerns (according to polls) at the beginning of the year and now it is tied for top concern with Covid and inflation.

I am really disgusted that it looks like SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe, but there could be a silver lining if it gets voters to the polls.
 
2022-05-21 1:22:39 PM  
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2022-05-21 1:22:47 PM  
So then there was no suppression. Well done Georgians!
 
2022-05-21 1:22:49 PM  

propasaurus: I'm in Atlanta right now. The number of Stacey Abrams signs is staggering. Seems like every yard has an Abrams sign. You might expect Atlanta to be pro-Abrams, but even 30 miles out of town, in places with no street lamps, rolling green hills, horses, and American flags flying from the front porch, I have not seen a single Kemp or Perdue sign anywhere. The only time I've seen Kemp's name on a sign is the 'Welcome to Georgia' sign outside the airport


roll up to Alpharetta, East Cobb or Roswell then. Lots of Perdue and Mallory Staples (MAGA-MOM)
 
2022-05-21 1:24:10 PM  
Douglas Adams created the Artificial Crisis Inducer. Working on the theory that people reacted faster and tried harder while in crisis, imaginary or not.
"Come on! They are after us!"
"Who?"
"Nobody but come on anyway!"
 
2022-05-21 1:24:44 PM  
Georgia will probably vote republican at several times the numbers of registered republicans for the state; and nobody will go to jail.
 
2022-05-21 1:24:50 PM  
So 12% of the Adult Georgia population voted, instead of 4%?

/stay classy, Georgia
 
2022-05-21 1:24:51 PM  
Generally speaking, anti-voting efforts backfire because they rile people up. Not always, but often.

Note that despite all these horrible anti-voting efforts, you don't exactly see a ton of "I wasn't allowed to vote!" stories. Because people find a way.

Anti-voting efforts are still an affront to democracy. And yes, some people do wind up disenfranchised.
 
2022-05-21 1:25:00 PM  

KCinPA: So then there was no suppression. Well done Georgians!


There was suppression.  It just failed.  Thats why the republicans want to have the power to decided whether or not they want to follow the outcome of elections.  This is just one fight in a war.  The republicans want to take the power away from the citizens.  That has not changed and they haven't given up.
 
2022-05-21 1:27:08 PM  
That's good. Although Democrats should still pass legislation protecting voting rights.

Voting Rights: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
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2022-05-21 1:28:33 PM  
You ain't seen shat until the general, especially the gubernatorial. Georgia saved this country's ass twice before, and may just do it again. Their voters are the example every state should aspire to.

NEVER tell people people they can't, because they will.

Abrams. Watch this space.
 
2022-05-21 1:28:55 PM  
This is hopefully, but meaningless until it's the regular election, not the primary.
 
2022-05-21 1:29:21 PM  

Be polite walk on the right: So 12% of the Adult Georgia population voted, instead of 4%?

/stay classy, Georgia


I am slightly concerned about actual election day voting.

Early voted last week at a local library, they had about 6 machines to cast and print ballots and only one ballot scanner. At max, there were just a handful of voters in the line at a time. I was there about 30 mins letting kids get books.

I had to feed the form in twice (didn't take the first time) and then on the second try it took more than 40 seconds to scan and record my ballot.

Hopefully that is a one off, but if it takes a machine nearly one minute to scan one ballot, that can seriously slow down lines on high volume election day sites.
 
2022-05-21 1:30:13 PM  
The tighter you squeeze to control the universe the more it oozes between your fingers. An open palm holds more water.
 
2022-05-21 1:30:48 PM  

webron: KCinPA: So then there was no suppression. Well done Georgians!

There was suppression.  It just failed.  Thats why the republicans want to have the power to decided whether or not they want to follow the outcome of elections.  This is just one fight in a war.  The republicans want to take the power away from the citizens.  That has not changed and they haven't given up.


It is not that it failed as much as it sure as shiat appears does not work as the people trying to suppress the vote thought it would. Only a fool would think or pretend it was not an effort to suppress the vote.

The real test, however won't be till November.

But I am sure the "anti-vote harder folks" will be here shortly to tell everyone that getting off the couch is a lost cause so don't vote at all or write in Jill Stein's name.
 
2022-05-21 1:31:56 PM  
Question, is the increase on one side more than the other, or spread out more evenly?
 
2022-05-21 1:32:27 PM  

Gpzjock: Douglas Adams created the Artificial Crisis Inducer. Working on the theory that people reacted faster and tried harder while in crisis, imaginary or not.
"Come on! They are after us!"
"Who?"
"Nobody but come on anyway!"


He didn't invent it.  He satirized reality.  We've been living in a world of artificial crises tailored by focus groups to guide our behavior in a way that is more convenient for the people who are making money off causing the real crises.
 
2022-05-21 1:33:41 PM  

Hyjamon: propasaurus: I'm in Atlanta right now. The number of Stacey Abrams signs is staggering. Seems like every yard has an Abrams sign. You might expect Atlanta to be pro-Abrams, but even 30 miles out of town, in places with no street lamps, rolling green hills, horses, and American flags flying from the front porch, I have not seen a single Kemp or Perdue sign anywhere. The only time I've seen Kemp's name on a sign is the 'Welcome to Georgia' sign outside the airport

roll up to Alpharetta, East Cobb or Roswell then. Lots of Perdue and Mallory Staples (MAGA-MOM)


Came here to say something similar.  Had lunch with my dad in Roswell yesterday, I saw maybe 2 Stacey signs.  The rest were Kemp with a few Perdue's sprinkled in.
 
2022-05-21 1:35:13 PM  
Because Atlanta is growing while Not-Atlanta is either stagnating or shrinking. There may be some power swings from one year to the next as all the pundits get high on their own farts, but the state is trending blue. And the Qberts know it.

Turnabout is fair play. Allocate voting machines on a per-population basis when they have legislative control. One every 5000 people.

Fulton County, which is core Atlanta? 210 machines.

Echols County in south Georgia, which went for Donald by 70 points in 2020? Sorry guys, your population is too small. We can't spare any for you. But don't worry, you can still mail your ballots in.
 
2022-05-21 1:35:16 PM  

propasaurus: I'm in Atlanta right now. The number of Stacey Abrams signs is staggering. Seems like every yard has an Abrams sign. You might expect Atlanta to be pro-Abrams, but even 30 miles out of town, in places with no street lamps, rolling green hills, horses, and American flags flying from the front porch, I have not seen a single Kemp or Perdue sign anywhere. The only time I've seen Kemp's name on a sign is the 'Welcome to Georgia' sign outside the airport


It is a good indicator.  I remember driving from Colorado to Arizona in 2016 and pretty much every sign was a Trump sign.  I think I saw 4 Clinton signs and they were all in the same neighborhood.
 
2022-05-21 1:36:16 PM  
Ok, now imagine "actually doing something, for the express purpose of avoiding the exact disaster that is driving turnout".

/it's gonna be way the hell worse with the climate emergency, the way we're still fiddling around
//hundreds of millions of dead women will never be able to exercise that right, because, you know, they're dead
 
2022-05-21 1:38:16 PM  

clintster: The Georgia GOP decided to Fark around because there were too many "those people" voting. Looks like they're about to
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/Sorry we're all out of Grittys
//Have a Blooper instead


Greatest. Loofa. Ever.
 
2022-05-21 1:39:17 PM  

Pincy: Wrong subby. That was the Republican's intent all along. They knew the only way to get people to vote was to try to take away their right to vote. They were playing ten-dimensional chess while we all are losing at tic-tac-toe. Apparently, only the Republicans care about democracy.


It's not Pocket Ninja or Mike Lowell, but I'll give it a solid 8 out of 10. Watch out for the French judge.
 
2022-05-21 1:40:12 PM  

jst3p: Benevolent Misanthrope: Good.  If only the rest of the country would do that.

I heard that "access to legal abortion" didn't even make the list of American concerns (according to polls) at the beginning of the year and now it is tied for top concern with Covid and inflation.

I am really disgusted that it looks like SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe, but there could be a silver lining if it gets voters to the polls.


Oh don't worry.  The democrats will find a way to fail to codify it, because "bipartisanship".
 
2022-05-21 1:40:45 PM  
This is more evidence the Dems are increasing their fraudulent voting efforts.
 
2022-05-21 1:40:56 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Because Atlanta is growing while Not-Atlanta is either stagnating or shrinking. There may be some power swings from one year to the next as all the pundits get high on their own farts, but the state is trending blue. And the Qberts know it.

Turnabout is fair play. Allocate voting machines on a per-population basis when they have legislative control. One every 5000 people.

Fulton County, which is core Atlanta? 210 machines.

Echols County in south Georgia, which went for Donald by 70 points in 2020? Sorry guys, your population is too small. We can't spare any for you. But don't worry, you can still mail your ballots in.


I wish Dems had the farking balls to do that sort of thing.
 
2022-05-21 1:42:36 PM  
And the sad thing is that if Georgia flips blue, the response from republicans will not be to question where they went wrong and find ways to appeal to more Americans, it will be a double down on lunacy, racism, and election rigging.
 
2022-05-21 1:42:47 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: jst3p: Benevolent Misanthrope: Good.  If only the rest of the country would do that.

I heard that "access to legal abortion" didn't even make the list of American concerns (according to polls) at the beginning of the year and now it is tied for top concern with Covid and inflation.

I am really disgusted that it looks like SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe, but there could be a silver lining if it gets voters to the polls.

Oh don't worry.  The democrats will find a way to fail to codify it, because "bipartisanship".


'the senate parliamentarian said we have to live in small huts in remote africa, away from all electronic communication. our hands are tied!'
 
2022-05-21 1:44:12 PM  

CheatCommando: Pincy: Wrong subby. That was the Republican's intent all along. They knew the only way to get people to vote was to try to take away their right to vote. They were playing ten-dimensional chess while we all are losing at tic-tac-toe. Apparently, only the Republicans care about democracy.

It's not Pocket Ninja or Mike Lowell, but I'll give it a solid 8 out of 10. Watch out for the French judge.


I'd call it "Rapmaster Lite".
 
2022-05-21 1:45:19 PM  

Mail Order American Husband: And the sad thing is that if Georgia flips blue, the response from republicans will not be to question where they went wrong and find ways to appeal to more Americans, it will be a double down on lunacy, racism, and election rigging.


Yeah we've known that for *checks calendar... flips back a couple dozen years* just a short while.

Maybe those who are supposed to be protecting us from GOP hijinks should do something sufficient and quit having slumber parties with Nazis.
 
2022-05-21 1:45:44 PM  
So you are saying the numbers are all upity?
 
2022-05-21 1:47:07 PM  
Blue Georgia - SNL
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2022-05-21 1:47:07 PM  
By the end of Friday, the final day of early in-person voting, nearly 800,000 Georgians had cast ballots - more than three times the number in 2018, and higher even than in 2020, a presidential year.

Almost 800,000 dead people voting. The state is over run with zombies. It's getting to the point where you cannot even drive to the gun store without hitting 1 or 2 zombies.
 
2022-05-21 1:48:32 PM  
Republicans have a plan for that.  They'll simply throw out any votes they don't like.  And no one will stop them.
 
2022-05-21 1:52:34 PM  

ketkarsa: Republicans have a plan for that.  They'll simply throw out any votes they don't like.  And no one will stop them.


Oh well better not be happy about anything ever. It's probably best if we all just curl up in a ball.
 
2022-05-21 1:52:38 PM  

squegeebooo: This is hopefully, but meaningless until it's the regular election, not the primary.


Turn-out in the primaries is "meaningless"?

I bet Bernie Sanders has some thoughts on this hot take.
 
2022-05-21 1:53:19 PM  

Mail Order American Husband: And the sad thing is that if Georgia flips blue, the response from republicans will not be to question where they went wrong and find ways to appeal to more Americans, it will be a double down on lunacy, racism, and election rigging.


Yep, if Stacy wins in November, expect an emergency session to take all the governor's powers and give them to the legislature. If both executive and legislative flip, then there'll be an emergency session to shift governance to the local level and then hope the state judges will uphold that law. We aren't dealing with rational actors at this point. Just really stupid and desperate fascists.
 
2022-05-21 1:53:42 PM  
So, Georgia will say the voting numbers are off and use that as justification to overturn any 2022 election result in which Democrats win.
 
2022-05-21 1:53:45 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Echols County in south Georgia, which went for Donald by 70 points in 2020? Sorry guys, your population is too small. We can't spare any for you. But don't worry, you can still mail your ballots in.


or just conveniently drive to the one machine in the county or next county over, it is only 20 miles of backroads to get there. Should be no problem or major inconvenience.
 
2022-05-21 1:53:50 PM  
Are you sure voter turnout did not increase over outrage that Trump's votes were all stolen in 2020?
Because I have been repeatedly assured that is the main reason that "legal" voters are up in arms.

They wouldn't just lie to me would they?
 
2022-05-21 1:56:00 PM  
That's the EXACT reason that Dems should end the filibuster and get everything they can through, and then watch as rapeublicans try to take it away from them, and then rapepublicans suffer the consequences if they do actually manage to take something away from voters, especially something they really like!

And now, this
 
2022-05-21 1:56:26 PM  

StubhyGraham: Mail Order American Husband: And the sad thing is that if Georgia flips blue, the response from republicans will not be to question where they went wrong and find ways to appeal to more Americans, it will be a double down on lunacy, racism, and election rigging.

Yep, if Stacy wins in November, expect an emergency session to take all the governor's powers and give them to the legislature. If both executive and legislative flip, then there'll be an emergency session to shift governance to the local level and then hope the state judges will uphold that law. We aren't dealing with rational actors at this point. Just really stupid and desperate fascists.


Ahh, the Wisconsin Special.

/I think it is Wisconsin that constantly does the give/take power to the Gov'nor based on party.
 
2022-05-21 1:59:17 PM  

OhioUGrad: That's the EXACT reason that Dems should end the filibuster and get everything they can through, and then watch as rapeublicans try to take it away from them, and then rapepublicans suffer the consequences if they do actually manage to take something away from voters, especially something they really like!

And now, this


goddammit, Are the curved horn things from the Q-Anon Shaman canon? (on the left)

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2022-05-21 2:01:41 PM  

Hyjamon: StubhyGraham: Mail Order American Husband: And the sad thing is that if Georgia flips blue, the response from republicans will not be to question where they went wrong and find ways to appeal to more Americans, it will be a double down on lunacy, racism, and election rigging.

Yep, if Stacy wins in November, expect an emergency session to take all the governor's powers and give them to the legislature. If both executive and legislative flip, then there'll be an emergency session to shift governance to the local level and then hope the state judges will uphold that law. We aren't dealing with rational actors at this point. Just really stupid and desperate fascists.

Ahh, the Wisconsin Special.

/I think it is Wisconsin that constantly does the give/take power to the Gov'nor based on party.


Yep, the WI, KY, LA, and NC specials. I imagine it's really just some ALEC thing that all of the red states will eventually copy if the governorship ever flips.
 
2022-05-21 2:01:44 PM  

KingKauff: Hyjamon: propasaurus: I'm in Atlanta right now. The number of Stacey Abrams signs is staggering. Seems like every yard has an Abrams sign. You might expect Atlanta to be pro-Abrams, but even 30 miles out of town, in places with no street lamps, rolling green hills, horses, and American flags flying from the front porch, I have not seen a single Kemp or Perdue sign anywhere. The only time I've seen Kemp's name on a sign is the 'Welcome to Georgia' sign outside the airport

roll up to Alpharetta, East Cobb or Roswell then. Lots of Perdue and Mallory Staples (MAGA-MOM)

Came here to say something similar.  Had lunch with my dad in Roswell yesterday, I saw maybe 2 Stacey signs.  The rest were Kemp with a few Perdue's sprinkled in.


Alternate take: People who are usually ecologically focused tend to note waste money, cardboard or time on political signage.

\as opposed to the TFG Kult, who have shown their propensity for wasting money on damned near anything with his name or bloated orange face on it
 
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