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Who Hates Voters? AP Describes GOP Georgia Voter ID Invoice as ‘Restrictive Voting Measures’


“Georgia senators pass bill to require ID for absentee voting.”

So how does the Related Press really feel about that? Within the previous days when AP tried to take care of a dry neutrality in its reporting, that might have been a tricky query to reply. Nonetheless, in recent times, with their coverage of editorializing proper of their tales, AP slams its readers within the head with their viewpoint sledgehammer.

Such was the case on Tuesday when AP writers Jeff Amy and Ben Nadler editorialized within the very first sentence of their story:

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate on Tuesday pushed by means of the primary batch of what could possibly be a raft of restrictive voting measures Republican lawmakers say will safeguard voting however Democrats decry as based mostly on a lie and geared toward overturning their celebration’s latest electoral success in Georgia.

“Restrictive voting measures.” In fact, AP might have simply as simply described the invoice as a “poll integrity” effort. However realizing the place AP is coming from, that will not be an choice. It has to have the aura off “voter suppression.” They’ve to color the Republicans as a dying celebration making an attempt to hold on to relevance by “limiting” the fitting facet of historical past, and the Democrats because the celebration that is pro-voter, pro-democracy. Voter fraud? Would not exist. 

If you learn the story, it sounds fairly affordable since it’s simply making use of the identical requirements to absentee poll functions as is presently utilized to in-person voting:

A very powerful measure handed was Senate Invoice 67, which carried on a largely party-line 35-18 vote. It might require {that a} voter embrace their driver’s license quantity, different state identification quantity or a photocopy of an permitted ID when making use of for an absentee poll. That might substitute the present technique of signature verification, one of many key parts former President Donald Trump and others attacked following Trump’s November loss in Georgia.

Supporters mentioned anybody who votes in particular person in Georgia has to indicate identification, and that absentee voters ought to do the identical. Walker mentioned submitting an identification would work for 97% of voters and mentioned the opposite 3% might vote in particular person, saying he needed to get county elections “out of the center” of verifying signatures.

Even the liberal Atlanta-Journal Structure conceded that such a invoice is standard with Georgia voters:

Almost three-quarters of Georgia voters mentioned they help proposals requiring photograph ID or different documentation to forged an absentee poll, in accordance with a ballot carried out in January for The Atlanta Journal-Structure.

Voters additionally discover requiring photograph ID affordable at common voting, too. However that is one situation the place reporters do not care about what the polls say.