CNN op-ed credits voter 'tenacity' for record Georgia primary turnout amid 'stumbling blocks' of election law

在一块, former Obama administration official Norman Eisen and former federal prosecutor Dennis Aftergut argued that although Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s victory over former Sen. David Perdue in Tuesday’s Republican gubernatorial primary wasgood for democracy,” the former washardly its friend.

More ill tidings for democracy come with a closer look at Kemp’s record,” 他们写, claiming Kemp fell short of being a “英雄” for pushing back against former 唐纳德·特朗普总统的 claims of election fraud in the state following the 2020 总统选举.

He simply did the bare minimum required to in the end to uphold Georgia votes,” 他们补充说, before going on to describe his signing of the state’s 2021 选举诚信法 如 “dangerous behavior.

GEORGIA EARLY VOTING SHATTERS RECORDS DESPITE ELECTION REFORMS DEMS LABELED ‘VOTER SUPPRESSION’

亚特兰大, 乔治亚州 - 可能 24: People use voting machines to fill out their ballots as they vote in the Georgia primary at the Metropolitan Library on May 24, 2022 在亚特兰大, 佐治亚州.

亚特兰大, 乔治亚州 – 可能 24: People use voting machines to fill out their ballots as they vote in the Georgia primary at the Metropolitan Library on May 24, 2022 在亚特兰大, 佐治亚州. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Detailing a number of provisions implemented by the law, they repeated the claim that itsuppresses Black votes” 尽管 the state’s turnout record being shattered in this week’s primary, more than a year after it was signed into law.

The two did, 然而, note that voters were turning out in higher numbers, but claimed it was because of votertenacity.

It is true, 当然, that despite all these hurdles, voters are turning out in strong numbers to vote in person in the primary. But the fact that they are overcoming so many stumbling blocks and still making it to the polls is sign of their tenacity. It says nothing positive about the man who helped erect the barriers,” 他们写.

RECORD TURNOUT IN GEORGIA PRIMARY DESTROYS LEFT’S LIES ABOUT ‘VOTER SUPPRESSION’

Campaign signs for Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue on the side of the road.

Campaign signs for Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and former Republican Georgia Sen. David Perdue on the side of the road. ( REUTERS/Alyssa Pointer)

The massive turnout by Georgia voters in the face of the law, which many on the left described as akin to Jim Crow laws in the South, didn’t go unnoticed by the same liberal media outlets that previously reported on its allegedvoter suppression.

GEORGIA’S RECORD PRIMARY TURNOUT PROMPTS ANOTHER MEDIA RECKONING AFTER VOTING LAW WAS PARED TO ‘JIM CROW’

One example was The Washington Post, which admitted earlier this week that voting wassurgingin the state after claiming on a number of occasions that the law would make votingharder,” and that it would make itdisproportionately more difficult for poorer voters and voters of color to cast their ballots.

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) arrives at a Fulton County polling station to cast his ballot in the general primary election in Atlanta, 佐治亚我们, U.S. 可能 6, 2022.

我们. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) arrives at a Fulton County polling station to cast his ballot in the general primary election in Atlanta, 佐治亚州, 我们. 可能 6, 2022. (REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage)

Georgia saw high turnout motivated in part by the closely watched primary fight between Kemp and Perdue, as well as Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger’s contest with Trump-backed congressman Jody Hice. Kemp and Raffensperger both won handily to avoid runoffs and clinch their nominations.

斯泰西·艾布拉姆斯, despite no opposition in the Democratic gubernatorial primary, drew more votes than she and 2018 primary opponent Stacey Evans got combined that year.

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