More than 4,700 vote by mail applications have vanished in the midst of a closely contested election for governor in Georgia.
The New York Times reported:
Fears of voter suppression were again ignited in Georgia on Thursday after state Democratic officials said that more than 4,700 vote-by-mail applications were missing in DeKalb County, one of Georgia’s most populous and liberal-leaning regions.
County officials acknowledged the missing applications in a phone conversation this week with Democratic voter protection officials and pledged to call the thousands of voters to inform them of the error, according to multiple people familiar with the conversation.
There are a lot of “errors” happening in the Georgia election. From voter purges to attacks on mail-in ballots, and now the disappearance of mail-in voting applications, the voter suppression effort is in high gear in Georgia. Under a different president, Republicans would not feel so emboldened and be so obvious about their efforts to suppress the vote.
Trump has given Republican the green light with his constant false and conspiratorial talk of how illegal voters voted for Hillary Clinton. Under President Obama, the DOJ would have been acting to protect voting rights. Under Trump, the DOJ is turning a blind eye to some obvious attempts to rig the vote.
If Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams overcomes these odds and gets over 50% of the vote on election night, it will be one of the great political accomplishments of the last few decades. Republicans fear Abrams, and they are trying everything that they can to cheat to win. The voters must dismantle the voter suppression machine with their ballots in November.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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