Students at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. expressed help for voting reform when requested what they considered particular measures taken to make sure election integrity — then they discovered the reforms are from Georgia’s new voting legislation.
Campus Reform reporter Addison Smith read components of the brand new voting legislation to Georgetown college students to get their response to it — earlier than telling them that the legislation is from Georgia.
“We’re from Georgia, so there’s a lot of voter suppression in Georgia, and I think that there needs to be a lot more freedom and accessibility towards polls and extending hours,” stated one scholar being interviewed along with her pal.
“The, like, original system was created because, like, they thought the populace was, like, too dumb,” stated one other scholar.
Smith defined to the scholars that “there’s some legislation going around,” which might “require weekend early voting for two Saturdays,” as an alternative of only one, “give counties the option to expand it two Sundays,” “clarify the polling hours,” “ban electioneering within 150 feet” of a polling location, and “require voter identification” so that individuals can’t forged a number of ballots.
When requested if they’d help laws like that, many college students agreed.
“Yeah, I mean, making sure that people aren’t casting more than one vote, that sounds kind of common sense to me,” stated one scholar.
“Yeah, I think that allowing voters more time to vote is never a bad thing, I think that making sure that they can verify their identity is also not a bad thing so that there’s no, like, illegal voting happening or anything like that,” reacted one other.
A 3rd scholar, who was white, stated, “definitely the first two,” however expressed that she didn’t help voter identification, claiming, “not everyone has access to an ID or has the ability to get one,” and that “not everybody has a static location where they live.”
But when Smith requested the scholars, “what if I told you that this actually was the Georgia voting bill?” the scholars appeared shocked.
And when requested if the laws appears like “Jim Crow on steroids,” one scholar stated, “no, I guess not.”
President Joe Biden has described Georgia’s election integrity invoice as “Jim Crow on steroids.”
One scholar, nonetheless, maintained that the idea of voter identification is “classist.”
“A poll came out that showed 70 percent of black Americans do support voter ID,” Smith countered. “A lot of people are calling it ‘Jim Crow,’ suppression — but the majority of black Americans actually support it.”
“Okay, I don’t,” the coed replied.
Georgia’s new election integrity laws has sparked outrage amongst left-wing activists, who contemplate the laws an assault on minorities, suggesting that members of the black neighborhood can’t work out how you can purchase a photograph ID, amongst different weird assumptions.