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Election 2022 (Dems in charge of Senate. Reps take the House. Herschel Walker headed back home to ignore his children )


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Condensed runoff timeline is helping fuel Georgia's daily early voting records

 

About 800,000 people have voted so far in the Georgia Senate runoff. Tuesday’s turnout was the most ever on a single day of early voting — breaking a record set just the day before.

 

Those big daily numbers though aren’t only a sign of voters’ enthusiasm. 

 

Georgia’s new voting law condensed the runoff to four weeks. The law left a short window to return an absentee ballot and fewer days for early voting than during the nine-week runoff in 2021. So more people are lining up to vote early, in-person at once, especially in metro Atlanta, where wait times have been an hour or more at some early voting locations.

 

Almost 30,000 voters have voted who did not cast ballots in the November election, according to analysis by the election data site Georgia Votes. At least 11,000 of them are ages 18-29.

State election officials and voting rights advocates say the high daily early vote numbers so far illustrate both enthusiasm and shifting voting habits, but they disagree about which is the primary driver of the records.

 

Gabe Sterling, with the Georgia Secretary of State’s office, says voters’ willingness to wait in line demonstrates enthusiasm.

 

“The largest early voting day in Georgia history shows that claims of voter suppression in Georgia are conspiracy theories no more valid than Bigfoot,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wrote in a statement this week.

 

In the November general election, Georgia broke the record for early vote turnout during a midterm. But Vasu Abhiraman, with the ACLU of Georgia, notes that the total turnout rate dropped compared to the 2018 midterms.

 

Abhiraman says that even if every early vote day this week hit 300,000 ballots, like on Monday and Tuesday, Georgia would still fall below the early vote total from the 2021 runoff when three weeks of early voting was available.

 

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1 hour ago, China said:

“The largest early voting day in Georgia history shows that claims of voter suppression in Georgia are conspiracy theories no more valid than Bigfoot,” Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger wrote in a statement this week.

 

 

I would have asked him in return "Does any of this show evidence that the revised voting laws in Georgia has strengthened the integrity of the election?" That's the real question. Because failing to suppress the vote doesn't mean that wasn't the goal. It just means they failed.

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On 11/14/2022 at 3:21 PM, PleaseBlitz said:

LOL McCarthy isn't going to be speaker. 

 

Smart money is on Jim Jordan right now. 

 

John Boehner Spotted at Capitol as Kevin McCarthy’s Future as Speaker is Anything But Certain

 

Former House Speaker John Boehner walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night and sparked a flurry of speculation he could again lead a Republican majority.

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working to get to the 218 votes he needs to secure the speakership. But finding the votes is proving difficult. The GOP will begin the 118th Congress with a slim majority and little room for defectors for the California Republican.

 

Enter the Ohio Republican, who visited his old stomping grounds Wednesday for reasons that are not yet clear.

 

 

Twitter lost its collective mind.

 

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Seems like I'm seeing stories like this a lot, last few weeks.  

 

Not election workers being subject to violence.  Just people in the neighborhood being.  (I'm thinking I've read about a UPS delivery guy, and a FedEx guy.)  

 

Seems like just going door to door is becoming more dangerous.  

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15 hours ago, China said:

 

John Boehner Spotted at Capitol as Kevin McCarthy’s Future as Speaker is Anything But Certain

 

Former House Speaker John Boehner walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday night and sparked a flurry of speculation he could again lead a Republican majority.

 

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is working to get to the 218 votes he needs to secure the speakership. But finding the votes is proving difficult. The GOP will begin the 118th Congress with a slim majority and little room for defectors for the California Republican.

 

Enter the Ohio Republican, who visited his old stomping grounds Wednesday for reasons that are not yet clear.

 

 

Twitter lost its collective mind.

 

Click on the link for the full article

 

 

 

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