Georgia’s voting law has been completely rewritten, marking the first major reform since former President Donald Trump’s stand back and stand by.
The 98-page bill, signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, introduces a number of reforms to how elections are conducted, including a mandatory photo ID provision for absentees voting by mail.
Republicans argue that the legislation is necessary to regain confidence in Georgia’s elections, while Democrats maintain that it would limit voting rights, especially for people of color.
Advocates of the law say this new law will help stop political organizations or advocacy groups from influencing voters just before they cast a ballot.
Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) said that Georgia’s election law requires identification in the same manner that Major League Baseball, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines do.
Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Roy stated:
“It requires voter identification to be able to be used in voting. The same kind of [photo] identification, by the way, that Major League Baseball requires when you pick up tickets, whether it’s in Atlanta or, by the way, in Fenway Park in Boston or Yankee Stadium in New York. They have no problem with [photo] ID. Of course, neither does Delta Air Lines or American Airlines have a problem with [photo] ID.”
So the government is using corporations to punish states for not perpetuating illegal voting. We wonder why?