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Received this e-mail today from Attorney General candidate, Charlie Bailey’s (D. GA) campaign:

Hi folks —

Here’s what the Georgia GOP themselves have had to say about their new voter suppression laws — they’re not even trying to hide the obvious anymore:

Gwinnett Elections Board Chairwoman Alice O’Lenick: “I'm like a dog with a bone. I will not let them end this session without changing some of these laws… they’ve got to change the major parts so that we at least have a shot at winning.” [1]

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston: “The [2020 elections] went smoothly, but many GOP legislators need to assuage angry voters. They’ve caught a lot of heat from constituents who were given the wrong information… sometimes we have to deal with perception.” [2]

Georgia GOP “Election Confidence Task Force”: “The 2020 election revealed dramatic weaknesses in Georgia’s system for conducting elections, and as a result, public confidence in the integrity of that system has been shattered. Public confidence cannot be restored by pretending that these weaknesses do not exist.” [3]

They’re saying the quiet part out loud now — Republicans are pushing voter suppression and election misinformation so they can hold on to power in Georgia. Please add your name to help us call out these cynical attempts to rig the 2022 elections.

The Attorney General of Georgia is supposed to be the “people's lawyer.” One of their jobs is to protect Georgians from scams and fraudulent activity. Unfortunately, we haven't heard our opponent AG Chris Carr speak out against his own party's newest scam — false claims that we need “restore election integrity” by passing several new voter suppression bills in the state legislature.

It's a documented fact: “Voter fraud” in America is more unlikely than being struck by lightning.

But, because the Georgia GOP lost statewide elections in 2020 by such a close margin, they're trying to legislate their way out of the problem. The new bills they've introduced propose ending no-excuse absentee voting and automatic voter registration, banning ballot drop boxes, and adding burdensome photo ID requirements for absentee ballots.

Thanks for taking action with us,

— Team Charlie

[2] Wall Street Journal. 2/8/21 “Fight Over Voting Rules Revs Up In Georgia.”
[3] Georgia Republican Party Memo. 2/9/21 “Report of the Election Confidence Task Force.”

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  • February 9, 2021