“By asking for access to a printer that many Georgians obviously don’t have, Republicans are deliberately trying to deny many Georgians the opportunity to vote by mail just because they believe too many Democrats and too many people of color voted by mail to have.” Fair Fight spokesman Seth Bringman said.
In previous years, more Republicans than Democrats voted absent, but that changed in the 2020 election. Almost twice as many Democrats voted absent in the November election after Trump had frequently criticized them. In total, more than 1.3 million people returned postal votes in Georgia’s presidential election.
An examination of the signatures of postal ballot papers by the GBI and the State Secretary revealed no cases of fraud under 15,000 checked ballot papers.
The idea of requiring some form of photo identification is supported by powerful Republicans in Georgia, including Governor Brian Kemp, Governor Geoff Duncan and House Speaker David Ralston.
By law, Georgia voters would be required to provide a photocopy of their driver’s license, voter ID, U.S. passport, ID card, military ID, or tribal ID. Members of the military and overseas voters would be exempt from returning photo ID.
Contributor Maya T. Prabhu contributed to this article.
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