In a major step towards defeating voter fraud, the Georgia State Senate voted on Monday to pass a bill that would eliminate the practice of no-excuse absentee voting in the state, as reported by The Hill.
The legislation passed along partisan lines, with 29 voting in favor and 20 voting against; four Republicans in the upper chamber were not present for the vote. If the bill becomes law, then absentee voting would only be permitted for those who are over the age of 65, have a physical disability, or who are out of town. Voters who elect absentee voting would also have to provide proof of identification, such as a driver’s license or state ID number.
Democrats once again began making false claims that the bill is simply attempting to suppress voters, with State Senator Elena Parent (D-Ga.) calling it a “transparent attempt to cling to power through suppressive and anti-democratic means.”
State Senate Majority Leader Mike Dugan (R-Ga.) refuted these and other erroneous claims, pointing out that approximately 2.8 million Georgia voters would still be eligible to vote by absentee if the bill passed. “All this is doing,” Dugan explained, “is laying the groundwork to release some of the stresses we’ll see in the future as we continue to grow.”
Georgia is widely seen as one of the epicenters of voter fraud in the 2020 election, where poll workers suddenly stopped counting votes in the early morning of November 4th for several hours, before suddenly “resuming” the count with Joe Biden suddenly taking the lead, after President Donald Trump had led consistently throughout the night. Irrefutable evidence emerged of foul play over the following weeks, including surveillance camera footage from an Atlanta polling station where workers were revealed to have kept suitcases full of hidden ballots underneath the tables, waiting until other workers had left to start counting them.