Ground zero in the fight to suppress the vote is the state of Georgia. Citing concerns about election integrity, Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill into law last week that makes early voting and absentee voting more difficult. The measure even makes it a crime to offer water or food to people waiting in voting lines.
This is the same governor, by the way, who rejected pleas from Trump to overturn the results of the presidential election because of voter fraud.
The same people who couldn't govern their states or lift a finger to protect their citizens from COVID-19 are doubling down on the idea that the central organizing principle of the Republican Party is to deny minorities the right to vote.
It's rooted in white supremacy, ignorance, bigotry, and incompetence. There is no possibility that the "ideas" of Republican ideology are going to win people over because they are out of ideas. All they have left is spewing hate and owning the libs.
Republicans are trying to turn back the clock instead of adjusting to the tide of history. The GOP would be better served by reaching out to win the hearts and minds of the growing numbers of minority voters instead of excluding them from the body politic. A party without a vision for expansion is a party without a healthy future.
Attempts to limit voting are a sure sign of democracy in deep decline. Big voter turnout is an indication of a political system in the full bloom of spring.
As long as people vote, we have a chance. If people don't vote, we're done for.