After the May 24 primary in Georgia, in which a record number of black voters turned out, the proponents of “The Big Lie” — “one of the most hysterical, delusional, and cynically dishonest narratives in recent American political history,” as NRO’s Nate Hochman observes — claimed that their overwrought charges of “voter suppression” would be realized in the November election.
“Great efforts have been made by the faith community to organize, educate and prepare voters for S.B. 202. But comparing a primary to the general is like comparing apples to oranges,” said Bishop Reginald Jackson.
Well, Bishop, here we are in the lead-up to the November election and we’re still waiting for all that voter suppression to happen.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Some 729,029 people cast ballots Monday through Friday, far surpassing the 488,177 people voted during the same period in the 2018 midterm election.
Voter turnout typically peaks in presidential election years. In 2020, about 68% of Georgia’s voting-eligible population participated, according to the United States Elections Project at the University of Florida. Turnout was 54% of the eligible population in 2018.
But with the governor’s race and control of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on the line, voter interest remains high this year.