When the state of Georgia passed a law aimed at ensuring election security last year, Democrats pounced nationwide.
GOP Governor Kemp was accused of “voter suppression” and trying to keep minorities out of the state’s voting process altogether. Kemp noted multiple times that these claims were untrue, urging critics to actually read the legislation.
Nevertheless, claims of voter suppression against Georgia have persisted. Recently, the Peach State held its primary election, in which Kemp won on the Republican side and Stacey Abrams won on the Democratic side.
Kemp and Abrams will therefore head into the general election, just as they did in 2018. However, as the Georgia governor gears up for his re-election campaign, he’s also drawn attention to the record voter turnout levels in the state, per Breitbart News.
The Truth About Voting in Georgia
On Wednesday, Kemp spoke with Breitbart News about voter turnout in his state and unfounded attacks from the Democrat Party.
According to the Georgia governor, Abrams, Biden, and other Democrats have shown their hypocrisy by arguing the state’s election law would reduce voter turnout, notably among voters of color.
Tonight, Georgia Republicans went to the ballot box and overwhelmingly endorsed four more years of our vision for the great state of Georgia!
THANK YOU! On to November! pic.twitter.com/EpfhtdDjQb
— Brian Kemp (@BrianKempGA) May 25, 2022
Kemp then went on to explain that in Delaware (Biden’s home state), voting regulations are far more limited than they are in Georgia.
This comes on top of the reality that 1.9 million Georgians voted in the 2022 gubernatorial primary election.
Back in 2018, before Georgia passed its election integrity law, only 1.2 million state residents voted in the primary election for governor.
An Increase in Minority Voter Turnout
2022’s voter turnout amongst minorities in Georgia also disproves the narrative that people of color would have less access to voting.
This year, there was an increase of over 102,056 more black Georgians voting in the 2022 gubernatorial primary than in 2018. On top of this, since 2020, there’s been a rise of black voters in Georgia overall.
Even after documented upswings in voter turnout since Georgia’s election integrity law passed, Democrats and major corporations haven’t walked back their claims of voter suppression.
— Savannah Viar (@savannahviar) May 25, 2022
At this point, it doesn’t look like anyone should hold their breath waiting for Democrats to admit what happened in Georgia works against the narrative of shutting down the vote.
Governor Kemp maintains that he’s ready to head into the general election in his state. The incumbent governor also remains confident that he’ll end up securing re-election and defeating Stacey Abrams yet again.
Georgia voters can expect to see lots of campaign ads for not just the governor’s race, but also the Senate race between Sen. Raphael Warnock and GOP challenger Herschel Walker.
Do you think record voter turnout levels in Georgia disprove the claim that the state’s election integrity law would suppress the vote? In the comments area, you’re welcome to let us know your thoughts.