Here is the question: When will President Joe Biden, failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert Manfred, and other denizens of the Left apologize to Georgia’s legislators, governor, and other residents?
The answer is probably “Never,” despite the latest evidence of just how wrong they’ve been about Georgia’s commonsense election reforms in their outrageous claims about the state.
In a propaganda campaign over the past two years that would impress Russian President Vladimir Putin, Biden and Abrams falsely claimed that new Georgia election reforms such as an ID requirement for absentee ballots were “Jim Crow 2.0” and deliberately intended to “suppress” minority voters.
Making the same fraudulent claim, Manfred moved Major League Baseball’s 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta to Denver, Colorado. That move deprived Atlanta businesses, many owned by African Americans, of millions of dollars in potential revenue.
This attitude—that minority voters can’t cope with something as simple as an ID requirement—is an offensive, patronizingly racist view of black voters that perpetuates the worst type of stereotypes. Further, Biden’s claim that state legislators’ efforts to protect voters placed them in the same category as George Wallace, Bull Connor, and Jefferson Davis was insulting, incendiary, demeaning, and historically false.
Such bombast was accompanied by lawsuits filed by the ACLU and its political allies alleging that these changes in election law would disenfranchise black Georgians and suppress their votes. To no one’s surprise, the Biden Justice Department jumped in, filing its own lawsuit claiming that reforms such as requiring an ID would “abridge the right of black Georgians to vote.”
The latest data, however, tells a different story. A survey by the University of Georgia and election data compiled by Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger on voter turnout show just how wrong those odious claims were and present a stunningly different picture of the recently concluded midterm elections. That data should be the last nail in the coffin of these lawsuits and end the rabble-rousing lies being spread to scare voters for partisan, political reasons.
The survey from the Survey Research Center of the School of Public & International Affairs at the University of Georgia found that precisely 0% of black respondents said that they had a “poor” experience voting in 2022, compared to 0.9% of white voters.
That’s right—zero percent! In fact, 96.2% of black voters said their voting experience was “excellent” or “good,” compared to 96% of whites, a statistically insignificant difference.
Another question asked Georgia voters to compare their voting experience in the 2022 midterm congressional elections to the 2020 presidential election. State legislators passed the election reform bill, SB 202, in 2021 and its new provisions were in effect for the 2022 elections. Biden claimed the new law was “Jim Crow 2.0.”
Over 19% of black voters said their voting experience was “easier” and 72.5% said there was “no difference,” for a total of 91.6%. That compares to 13.3% of white voters who said they had an “easier” experience in 2022 and 80.1% who said they saw “no difference,” for a total of 93.4%.
So, once again, we have a statistically insignificant difference between the stated experiences of black and white voters—except that a larger percentage of black voters than white voters reported that their voting experience actually was easier after the state implemented the new procedures.
This result is fundamentally at odds with the Left’s provocative claim of rampant voter suppression of black voters. Further, this reporting comes at a time when Georgians cast “more votes … than [in] any other midterm” in the state’s history, with black voters making up 48% of this increase since 2000, according to the Pew Research Center.
Raffensperger’s own data corroborated the survey, and the secretary of state noted that “Georgia voters came out in force in the 2022 midterm elections, shattering midterm turnout records.”
Among the many Georgia records broken were the number of early votes cast and the turnaround time taken to count them—early votes being one of the many areas that both Biden and Abrams also complained about, although their claim of a shorter period of early voting was factually wrong.
As to Abrams’ false claim of “voter suppression” because of excessive wait times for black voters to cast their ballots, the data once again tells another story: 68.7% of black voters reported that they had no wait time at all, or had to wait less than 10 minutes. Another 27.3% said they waited only 10 to 30 minutes.
That means that 96% of black voters voted within 30 minutes of getting to a polling place. The comparable number for white voters was 95.2%.
As was the case in 2018, Abrams’ claims of voter suppression and racial profiling in 2022 are not supported by a single iota of available evidence. The same holds true for the meritless lawsuit filed by the liberal ideologues in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department.
Although it likely will not deter those on the Left from engaging in abusive litigation accompanied by apocalyptic rhetoric to fight sensible election reforms, this data proves yet again that secure elections do not harm minority voters. Rather, they benefit all voters by protecting their right to vote in free and fair elections.
Reprinted with Permission from - The Daily Signal by – Hans von Spakovsky
given that the “govt” practically delivers IDs to those who are “unable” to get to a voter ID registration location it would seem rather obvious that those who cannt figure out how to get an ID to vote maybe shouldn’t be allowed to vote BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT SMART ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE REAL ISSUES!!!!!!!
An apology ? Are we kidding here ? The list is so long for an apology that it can compare with Santa Clause’s list of good children ! This administration can’t get one thing right ! All the blunders from day one ! All their failed policies! Their lies ! The money wasted on lawsuits! Will this ever come to an end ?
AMAK I did NOT ALREADY VOTE ON THIS COMMENT! I JUST GOT ON HERE! YOU IDIOTS WHO RUN THIS SECTION NEED TO WAKE UP OR GO DO SOMETHING ELSE. I AM SO SICK OF DOING THIS EVERY TIME I WANT TO VOTE ON A COMMENT. YOU ARE IDIOTS. By the way. I agree with M.B.and your comment should read 3 plus not 2 AND I purposely put AMAK instead of AMAC. I figure if you can’t get this comment section right, I can’t get your name right.
Sara, what in God’s name are you talking about?
I D can be had at any Drivers licsannplace , and county courthouse. So crank up your welfair caddalac , grab your ebt card and go get one. Kyle L.
If there is a problem with anyone obtaining a valid ID, which would be an insignificant percentage of voters, then fix the problem. Don’t put the whole election process in jeopardy by ranting about supression. The only thing being suppressed is the truth about the damage Biden and Abrams have done with their rhetoric and failed policies.
The damage has been done. The false narrative, accusations and innuendo, plus the frivolous law suits make a much more resounding impact than the truth. The socialist liberal left have won with their rhetoric, claiming an extra seat in congress. Conservatives lose again…and again…and again.
“should be the last nail in the [liberal] coffin” yes, but it won’t be. They don’t have anything else to offer.
FDR, a Dimocrat said,”let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself”. Ever since then the Dimocrats had offered us nothing but fear (and lies to make us afraid).
ABRAMS needs to go apply for a mammy’;s job oh the plantation. Kyle L.
And you wonder why white people are starting to swing from trees????????♂️
This just confirms what I have said all along, Democrats cannot win unless they lie and cheat. And requiring voter ID cuts out the cheating part of it and now they are proving it.
Maybe we should have a minimum intelligence requirement to be allowed to vote. . . . It would probably eliminate 50% of people who vote for Democrats!
These numbers destroy Biden’s assertion and that of the Democrats that voter ID laws threaten or intimidate black voters. I applaud their honesty in responding to the poll by the way. Quite simply, all voter ID laws do is allow people to be more comfortable with voting results; it does not impede anyone from voting. I’ve been working at the voting polls in Ohio for 15 years. I can attest to that. There’s no harm to the voter when there’s a voter ID requirement since that same ID is needed for a multitude of requirements. We all know that. What I have a problem with is the lies spoken by Democrats constantly without any consequences. How long are we going to accept the constant lies without holding people accountable including mass media? How long?
YOU IDIOTS AT AMAK, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING OVER THERE?????????????? I DID NOT, I REPEAT, NOT ALREADY VOTE ON THIS COMMENT EITHER. Mike S, I agree with your comment and your number should be 14 plus, not 13.
Are you referring to the lie that Donald Trump won 2020 or that sunlight and bleach can kill covid?
Please, I have enjoyed not seeing the gap-toothed fatty fat and you spoiled that.
Abrams and Biden are going to dress as scarecrows, form a duet and sing the song, “If I Only Had A Brain”. The two of them together wouldn’t make an idiot.
None of this surprises me. My interest in professional sports had been waning for over 10 years; in 2020 after the BLM/Antifa riots, it all but died; and now with MLB’s cowardly action in 2021, the final nail was driven into the coffin.
I have not watched an MLB since that cancellation either!
Neither have I. And I love baseball. I miss watching it.
All Democrats are and always have been racists,the party of hate
There is no low enough to which they would not stoop
White, conservative, southern men where the majority of dixiecrats (democrats)….post 1972, via Nixon, those same white, conservative southern men make up a majority of the KKK, excuse me, I meant GOP