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Georgia Democrats Admit They’re ‘F**ked’

Posted on | July 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Georgia Democrats Admit They’re ‘F**ked’

A couple of months ago, I had a long phone conversation with an old friend from Douglas County, Georgia. Among other things, we talked about the election there and, when I mentioned suspicions of fraud, my friend said he didn’t believe Democrats had fabricated votes in Fulton County. Instead, he said, they had exploited the Secretary of State’s decision (contradicting state law) to permit widespread mail-in voting with drop boxes. What Democrats did with that loophole, my friend explained, was to deploy an army of ballot harvesters who were soliciting votes in grocery store parking lots and they knew whose votes they were looking for, IYKWIMAITYD. So, according to my friend, the election wasn’t exactly stolen, but it was not exactly legitimate, either.

That experiment in mass mail-in voting was made necessary, according to its defenders, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Be that as it may, the Georgia legislature was determined to prevent any future such improvisations, and passed a new election law which, as Gov. Brian Kemp has said, makes it “easier to vote, but harder to cheat.”

Without cheating, can Georgia Democrats win? They don’t think so:

On Monday, Politico channeled the freakout from Georgia liberals. The eye-grabbing headline: 

‘We’re f—ed’: Dems fear turnout catastrophe from GOP voting laws
There’s growing concern — bordering on alarm — about the potential impact in 2022 of the raft of new voting restrictions.

Reporters Maya King, David Siders and Daniel Lippman began: 

After Georgia Republicans passed a restrictive voting law in March, Democrats here began doing the math.
The state’s new voter I.D. requirement for mail-in ballots could affect the more than 270,000 Georgians lacking identification. The provision cutting the number of ballot drop boxes could affect hundreds of thousands of voters who cast absentee ballots that way in 2020 — and that’s just in the populous Atlanta suburbs alone.
“If there isn’t a way for us to repeat what happened in November 2020, we’re f—ed,” said Nsé Ufot, CEO of the Stacey Abrams-founded New Georgia Project. “We are doing what we do to make sure that not only our constituents, our base, the people, the communities that we organize with, get it. We’re trying to make sure that our elected officials get it as well.”

Sometimes mainstream media outlets toss out numbers to make political points without citing the sources. . So where did Politico come up with that 270,000 number? They don’t say. They also don’t say if that number includes those who are not legally residing in Georgia or even if they’re U.S. citizens.
In any case, that number seems rather high since without ID you can’t do banking, driving, or just purchasing a beer among many other things.  . . .
The most likely source for that 270,000 number is . . . an Atlanta Journal Constitution article published on June 1. Ironically, that same article makes clear that requiring identification is not really a barrier to voting.

What is incomprehensible to me is how these 270,000 people somehow got registered to vote without being able to prove who they are.

Let’s think about this: You could fill out a voter registration form just using any name — write in “Max Dorian Fried,” for example — and any address (e.g., 755 Battery Ave SE) and you’re a registered voter. And so far as we know, there are 270,000 such phantom registrations in Georgia, of “voters” who have no way of proving they actually exist, much less that they meet the legal eligibility requirements for voting.

This was how Stacey Abrams and her crew were able to work their electoral voodoo in 2020, a species of swindling they call “democracy.”

(Hat-tip: Ed Driscoll at Instapundit.)



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