THREAD: 50 Reasons Why Georgia's New Voting Law Really Is That Bad.

Each reason is cited by line so feel free to follow along with the actual text here:…
#gapol #SB202 1/13
HYPERCRIMINALIZATION: Georgia's new law codifies mass disenfranchisement and further expands criminalization policy in the voting process. 2/13
POWER GRAB: Georgia's new law removes significant power from the Secretary of State and gives the GOP-led, gerrymandered state legislature majority control of the State Election Board 3/13
COUNTY ELECTION TAKEOVERS: GA's new law removes judicial oversight from the county intervention process & grants a GOP-controlled body the power to replace county BOEs & local elections officials w/ significant voter access & election certification responsibilities. 4/13
SANCTION POWER: Georgia's new voting law allows the State Election Board to sanction counties that don't accept unlimited challenges or fail to hold mass challenge hearings within 10/days. 5/13
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS: Georgia's new voting law bans most out-of-precinct provisional ballots. Over 20k provisional ballots were counted in the general & runoff elections and these were nearly 70% dem voters 6/13
DROP BOXES: Georgia's new law completely eliminates over 300 hours of drop box availability relative to 2020. The law also significantly reduces the total number of drop boxes, using "uniformity" as an excuse to race to the bottom in voter access. 7/13
VOTE-BY-MAIL: Georgia's new law adds several new VBM burdens including: restrictions to absentee ballot applications that would have impacted 75K voters in 2020/2021 elections and new ID requirements that could impact over 200K Georgians. 8/13
RUNOFFS: Georgia's new law cuts runoff elections by 5 weeks, reduces minimum early vote required for federal runoffs, & likely eliminates vbm options.

[Note: Reducing participation in already racist Jim Crow relic runoff elections is next level. See…] 9/13
MORE BAD: GA's new voting law also bans counties from accepting grant $$ to fund elections, limits voting resources, & more. While I'm sure there are provisions I missed, these 50 clearly show that SB202, at its core, is a bill meant to restrict access & criminalize voting. 10/13
why do some claim it’s not all bad? it allows early tabulation, ends signature match, +1 Sat early vote day (no diff 4 larger counties) & lets more ppl be poll workers (precinct splitting is complicated tf w/holding here).
So while the full text shows SB202s true IMPACT... 11/13
The actual INTENT of this bill is clear from its origins. The same lies that fueled an insurrection. The same policies first introduced at disinfo filled hearings held by the GA senate (12/3) & GA house (12/23) that led to death threats & doxxing of black election workers. 12/13
In Summary: Georgia's new voting law is bad. This is not hard. Fight back here: END/

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Quick Thread on GA County Takeovers: In 2020, the GOP filed 60+cases contesting the election. Our judicial system rejected nearly all of them. GA's #SB202 is a workaround that could allow the GOP state leg to contest or sow enormous doubt into elections w/ zero judicial oversight
As @TindallSara has explained, there was already a process for low-performing counties that required judicial oversight of the State Election Board.

*No One Has Explained Why This Process Was Insufficient* Instead, all judicial oversight of SEB takeovers has been removed.
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THREAD: What does voter suppression look like? Here's what Georgia Republicans stuffed inside ONE of the nearly 50 anti-voting bills filed post runoff. #HB531 will:

Eliminate Sunday Voting, Slash 108 Total Available Hrs of Early Vote, Remove 1 of 2 Sat Vote Options, #gapol 1/8
Prohibit Early Voting on Holidays, Force Counties To Raise Taxes To Pay For Elections, Slashes VBM Application Window By 113 Days, Slash Time Counties Can Mail Ballots From 49 to 29 Days, Require Photocopy of ID for VBM App If No Driver's License, 2/8
Set Restrictive Ballot Return Deadline of 11 Days Before Election, Allow Counties To Set Arbitrary Time For Ballot Return On New Fri Deadline, Require Counties To Pay For 24/7 In-Person Drop Box Security Official, Limits Drop Boxes To Only In EV Locations Only During Voting 3/8
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