Former President Donald Trump said the new election restrictions in Georgia state were "too weak" as Governor Brian Kemp (R) and his administration continue to face fierce criticism from stakeholders who say the restrictions are disproportionate to poorer communities and people of skin color will concern.
"Georgia's electoral reform law is far too weak and soft to ensure real electoral integrity," Trump wrote in a statement before embarking on early voting procedures.
“Election day should be election day, not election week or month. Too much “disaster” can happen in this very long time. You saw that in the 2020 presidential election. How is Ruby Freeman doing? "he said, referring to an election worker he falsely accused of campaigning fraud after launching a failed campaign to force state officials to overthrow President Joe Biden's victory.
Trump targeted Georgian Foreign Minister Brad Raffensperger alongside Governor Kemp "Should have eliminated the apologetic, widespread mass mail-in voting, eliminated the dangerous and unsafe drop boxes, and kept and EXTENDed signature verification to match historical voting file, among other things."
Georgia's Republican legislature last month Pass laws that severely restrict voting rights, including limiting postal voting and imposing stricter identification requirements It also includes a measure that makes it an offense to offer food and water to voters in line.
A lawsuit was soon served on the state submitted by the New Georgia Project, the Black Voters Matter Fund, and Rise, Inc.
"These provisions have no justification for their onerous and discriminatory effects on voting." read the lawsuit. "Instead, they represent a multitude of unnecessary restrictions that target almost every aspect of the voting process, but serve no legitimate purpose or overriding state interest other than to make absenteeism, early and election day voting more difficult – especially for minority voters."
Alan is a New York based writer, editor, and news junkie.