Stacey Abrams still believes voter suppression cost her the governorship of Georgia, even though there was record turnout at the polls. Georgia has since passed additional “voter suppression” legislation which, of course, led to Major League Baseball pulling the All-Star Game from Atlanta and moving it to a state with voter ID laws and even fewer voting days. Attorney General Merrick Garland said that the Department of Justice would sue Georgia over its new voting laws. In March of 2021, President Joe Biden traveled to Georgia to give a speech on voting reforms (from which Abrams was conspicuously absent) and earned four Pinocchios from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler.
Despite all of the ruckus, we’re learning that Georgia is seeing record turnout for the next election:
Georgia has seen *record breaking* turnout for early voting.
Latest numbers (per @GaSecofState‘s office):
-422,565 in person ballots cast
-That’s nearly 200% higher than this point in 2018.
-And 150% higher than this point in 2020.
Early voting ends Friday. #gapol
— Blayne Alexander (@ReporterBlayne) May 17, 2022
I was told there was voter suppression and it was impossible to vote in GA.
— J C (@JCinNYC) May 17, 2022
So about that “voter suppression” law everybody boycotted Georgia over last year… https://t.co/3zcCWjviZe
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) May 17, 2022
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 17, 2022
What happened to the voter suppression I was promised?
— Steve (@Pimpalicious_) May 17, 2022
Very cool. Can we get our All Star game back now please @MLB?
— Stevie Ray Yawn (@StrobeI_) May 17, 2022
Someone should tell Jim Eagle.
— TheRockawayRecord, MPA, MBA (@RockawayRecord) May 17, 2022
That’s some serious voter suppression.
— Mike (@senekim) May 17, 2022
@pdoocy may want to ask if Biden regrets calling GA voting laws Jim Crow 2.0 Given this turnout
— Leo and Boone (@ridge747) May 17, 2022
So the “voter suppression” rhetoric that the @DNC and media have been pushing for years is complete nonsense? Got it.
— Travis Shirkman (@t_shirkman) May 17, 2022
Weird, just a couple of years ago, MSNBC was telling us no one was allowed to vote in GA
— Scott “Information Dissident” C (@ScottC20012) May 17, 2022
But I thought Georgia passed a “voter suppression law.” Everyone was screaming about that, no?
— Classical Conservative (@Classical_Con) May 17, 2022
But man they sure caused a fuss about the new voting laws in Georgia last year. Something about being oppressive or something.
— Mack (@Mack131713) May 17, 2022
What happened to voter suppression? You’d better let Stacey Abrams and Major League Baseball know. The Big Lie = Voter Suppression
— sqhkemery (@sqhkemery4008) May 17, 2022
We’ll have to check back through the Minister of Truth’s timeline to see what she had to say about these voter suppression laws, because it sounds like a lot of misinformation on the part of the president and the media.
Sean Spicer has a note for ‘WOKE CEOS’ after the WaPo gives Stacey Abrams 2 Pinocchios for latest claim on Georgia voting law https://t.co/d7s6CBs0TA
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 28, 2021