🀬 Georgia’s war on black voters

If you have not heard about what is happening down in Georgia, the state, which is run almost entirely by Republicans, is doing everything in their power to prevent black people from voting.

The state is rejecting absentee ballots, removing hundreds of thousands of people from the voter rolls, putting tens of thousands of voter applications on-hold ahead of the election, as well as physically stopping residents from voting. The majority (~70%) of those being prevented from voting are black. Simply put, Georgia’s Secretary of State Brian Kemp is systematically using his office to suppress votes and sway the November 2018 election.

This is a very, very dark time for democracy and representative government in the United States. There is no other way to put this: The Republican party is completely and wholly evil. The idea of minority voters participating in elections is anathema to Georgia Republicans.

Oh, and I nearly forgot to mention that Georgia votes entirely using digital machines which do not produce a paper voting record. The software used on Georgia’s voting machines isΒ more than 10 years old. Additionally, after reports surfaced which showed that the Russians hacked state election systems around the country, Brian Kemp rejected federal offers to help secure Georgia’s voting systems. Since 2016, no actions have been performed in Georgia to increase the security of their voting systems.

The idea that we will be able to trust the results of Georgia’s 2018 midterm elections is laughable.