GA House Passes 4 Key Election Changes to Ensure the 2020 Disaster Never Happens Again
The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would ensure a more secure election process in the state.
The bill is in reaction to Democrats taking advantage of loose election laws en route to a victory for President Joe Biden in the state, as well as victories for Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in runoff elections. House Bill 531 makes provisions for four key changes to the state election process.
- The bill would require a photo ID for absentee voting
- Limit the amount of time voters have to request an absentee ballot
- Restrict where ballot drop boxes could be located and when they could be accessed
- Limit early voting hours on weekends, among many other changes,” The Associated Press reported.
In addition, the concerns from Republicans about voter registration seem to have some merit. Warnock recently came under investigation for possible misconduct while working for the New Georgia Project, a voter registration organization headed by radical leftist politician Stacey Abrams.
“Under Georgia election rules, voting registration organizations like the New Georgia Project have to submit completed voter applications within ten days after they are received from the voter,” Forbes reported.
“But officials allege that during a 2019 registration effort, some 1,268 applications were submitted to the Gwinnett County elections office after the ten-day deadline.”
Most of these small examples of misconduct are admittedly not enough to swing an entire election. However, they are enough to undermine the public’s confidence in the process, and they could continue to spiral out of hand if they are not addressed.