Reader Opinion: Election administration
The right to vote is/or should be sacrosanct. Democratic rule can not survive without it.
Remember former President Trump calling the Georgia Secretary of State to ask him to “find votes” to overturn the Georgia presidential election and certify the vote for himself?
The Secretary of State, a Republican, refused to take that illegal action and actually saved democracy. The right to vote is/or should be sacrosanct. Democratic rule can not survive without it. The Georgia bill severely restricts voting rights in Georgia and makes exercising that right extremely difficult, but there is something in the bill even more dangerous.
The bill recently passed by Republicans in Georgia and signed into law by Georgia Republican Governor Kemp will essentially now allow the Republican-controlled Legislature to do exactly what Trump demanded; strong-arm tactics won’t be necessary. That is to overturn election results they don’t like. Republican controlled Georgia state government can now certify the candidates they choose. The will of voters is no longer a problem in Georgia. This all under the guise of stopping non-existent election fraud. Republicans in the Minnesota Senate are not too far behind.