Georgia Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan unveiled a bill on Tuesday Repeal of the apologetic absentee voting, used by 1.3 million Georgians in 2020, including 450,000 Republicans. According to his proposal, only a small subgroup of voters can vote by mail, e.g. B. those out of town, disabled, or over 65 (a population that is heavily Republican). The small percentage of Georgians who can still cast ballots in the mail must have a witness signature on their ballot and enclose a copy of the photo identification required for access to a copier or printer. The new law would make Georgia one of the most restrictive states in the country for postal voting.
Republicans in Georgia wrote every aspect of the state’s already strict electoral laws and for years promoted postal voting, notably exempting postal ballot papers from voter ID requirements because they did not want their own older and more rural voters to be disenfranchised. You suddenly had a change of heart in November when, for the first time, more Democrats than Republicans voted by mail.
The Senate bill follows legislation introduced by Republicans at Georgia House last week Eliminate Sunday’s voting, a measure that appears to be aimed at suppressing black voter turnout by targeting souls to voting campaigns organized by black churches. The bill was called “Jim Crow in a suit and tie”. […]
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That day at Daily Kos in 2012– Poll: Americans Hate Regulation Unless They Know What It Does:
You have to give it to the conservative narrator Frank Luntz and his Republicans. Hammer a topic long enough and it’ll take hold. In this case, “job-killing” regulations that a large proportion of Americans think are terrible. Check out the latest Pew poll::
Currently, 52% say that government regulation of companies usually does more harm than good, while 40% believe that regulation of companies is necessary to protect the public interest. These views are similar to January 2008 before the financial crisis and the outbreak of the economic recession.
In March last year the opinion was more divided; 47% said regulating businesses is necessary to protect the public interest, while 45% said government regulation does more harm than good.
The biggest difference between last year and now is between Republicans, who are spoon-fed by their elected officials and who become increasingly entrenched in their fear and hatred of the government. Three-quarters of them agree that regulation does more harm than good, and 83 percent of self-identified Conservative Republicans say regulation is harmful.
But the numbers really start to fade as the survey breaks down the general idea of regulation and focuses on what the term actually means.