In the wake of the 2020 general and runoff elections, in which many allegations of voter fraud and illegal activities were reported, many Americans have expressed a loss of faith in our election process, as well as our government. As a result, several states have recently passed new voting laws to change this and make American citizens once again confident that we are genuinely electing leaders the people want.
As I’m sure you are well aware, Georgia is one such state, given its controversial elections.
But it seems that not everyone is thrilled with the newly passed voting laws in the state, as they supposedly make it more difficult to vote.
According to a group of some 200 companies, all of them wanting to cater to the political left, “Our elections are not improved when lawmakers impose barriers that result in longer lines at the polls or that reduce access to secure ballot drop boxes. There are hundreds of bills threatening to make voting more difficult in dozens of states nationwide. We call on elected leaders in every state capitol and in Congress to work across the aisle and ensure that every eligible American has the freedom to easily cast their ballot and participate fully in our Democracy.”
This was recently said as part of a joint statement made by the companies to condemn the new laws, claiming that they make voting “more difficult,” create “longer lines,” and “reduce access.”
There are just several problems with this assumption.
First and foremost is that the bill actually adds more availability, not less, to voters across the state.
As The Dispatch explains, “(T)he bill actually expands voting access for most Georgians, mandating precincts hold at least 17 days of early voting – including two Saturdays, with Sundays optional – leading up to the election.”
Another is that the new requirement to provide an ID card when applying for or submitting an absentee ballot doesn’t make the process less accessible to anyone, let alone those of a particular race or ethnic group, as the left would seem to claim.
Yes, a driver’s license or voter ID card is now required.
However, as The Dispatch points out, “If a Georgian has neither, he or she can, pursuant to Georgia Code Section 21-2-417, include a photocopy or digital picture of a ‘current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or another government document’ that included his or her name and address.”
According to BBC, Democrats say this law “is an attempt to target social and ethnic groups who are more likely to vote for them, reducing the surge in votes from those groups in the last election. On requiring new ID for mail-in ballots, they say it will now be harder for working-class people, who may not have an ID – to cast a ballot.”
Now, forgive me if I’m wrong here, but isn’t it quite racist in and of itself to assume that those who would have a problem with complying with this law are not Caucasian?
Minority Americans should be pretty offended that these company big wigs and political elites seem to think they are incapable of producing something so simple and every day as a driver’s license, utility bill, or paycheck. I know I would be.
Besides, it’s not like these companies have a lot of room to talk, do they?
Take PayPal, for example.
The name “Dan Schulman,” who currently presides as the company’s CEO, appears very clearly under the “Signatories” header of the above-mentioned statement and letter.
As it turns out, PayPal requires an ID and a photo ID that, to open an account with them, have access to an account with them, or even close an account with them.
Wouldn’t this, by their own misguided standards, make PayPal inherently racist too?
A rather wise Twitter use drew attention to this on Friday in response to the statement of condemnation made about Georgia’s new laws.
And PayPal, due to their complete blindness, couldn’t even recognize their own hypocrisy. Instead, they only doubled down on their requirements for photo ID for account access.
But apparently, if the government asks the same of people, it is racist…
Please, tell me how that works.