Georgia's Republican state leadership recently passed a new law aimed at making voting a more restrictive, difficult process, especially for people of color.
The bill, passed in the wake of the two Democratic Senate victories in the state and the state going blue in the 2020 presidential election has been universally decried as voter suppression and was described by President Joe Biden as "Jim Crow in the 21st century."
When Republicans pass laws making access to voting more difficult for people of color, they almost always claim they're attempting to make the voting process more secure.
During a recent radio interview, however, Georgia's Republican Governor Brian Kemp made the startling admission the law "has nothing to do with potential fraud."
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp admits in radio interview that Georgia's recently passed election law isn't about fraud. “… https://t.co/fBBkgPevtN— Leia (@Leia) 1617283022.0
An important admission by GA Gov Kemp: “A lot of this bill is dealing with the mechanics of the election. It has no… https://t.co/BhfCw8Mza9— Marc E. Elias (@Marc E. Elias) 1617154152.0
Though most people already knew this was the case, hearing Kemp admit his party's motivations came as a shock to many online.
"...a really good bill" says a Republican who made it illegal to hand out water and food to voters waiting in line… https://t.co/J99JGGDKYN— Suzy (@Suzy) 1617155297.0
Three federal lawsuits have already been filed to challenge its constitutionality, and calls of boycotts of some of… https://t.co/Ns4sQ9cnz1— WABE News (@WABE News) 1617200550.0
Admitting that it wasn't about fraud. https://t.co/BjKnimqmJY— Zora Renee (@Zora Renee) 1617203260.0
Twitter once again called for Kemp's removal from office.
Brian Kemp should be recalled. Can we get enough people to RT the hashtag #RecallBrianKemp to trend on Twitter? 🙏💪— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1616799319.0
In signing that bill, Brian Kemp just accelerated our campaign to remove him from office in 2022. We NEED a Governo… https://t.co/y7x8zkA54o— LaTosha Brown (@LaTosha Brown) 1616717191.0
Quick reminder that Brian Kemp improperly purged 340,000 voters from the Georgia rolls in order to “beat” Stacey Abrams by 50,000 votes— Ben Wexler (@Ben Wexler) 1616721213.0
Faced with a left-leaning electorate in Georgia, Republicans have decided to make voting harder rather than shift their platform.
Brian Kemp has essentially confirmed that The Big Lie was just about racism the entire time.— Jake Lobin (@Jake Lobin) 1616725740.0
@TheSWPrincess @B52Malmet So essentially it means, we just want to make it harder for POC to vote and we’ll throw t… https://t.co/7XhqTMeCSz— dennis metcalf (@dennis metcalf) 1617291414.0
@TheSWPrincess We know the truth about Georgia’s new voter suppression law. It’s to make it as difficult and as unp… https://t.co/EDSm1ruaOP— Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem (@Christopher 🇺🇸 Proud Dem) 1617283237.0
It seems Kemp has completely given up on attempting to appeal to Georgia's voters of color.
@TheSWPrincess Now they are pulling Delta’s gas tax break for speaking out. They are done hiding.— Lisa #Resistance (@Lisa #Resistance) 1617286258.0
@TheSWPrincess The truth is not the quiet part anymore.— Barbara Malmet (@Barbara Malmet) 1617287823.0
They are so bad at this. https://t.co/J1JqWgNpSn— EG Votes 🇺🇸 (@EG Votes 🇺🇸) 1617291099.0
To be fair, Kemp was correct.
Voter fraud is a non-issue in the United States and isn't adequate justification for the GOP's many attempts at voter restriction.
he's right though. It's not about fraud. It's about voter suppression. https://t.co/lLmj5Wyhlm— PoliticsJunkie (@PoliticsJunkie) 1617291427.0
Voting is the constitutional right of every United States citizen and our politicians should be working to make it easier for people of all backgrounds.