Opinion: Georgia Republicans were quiet about their attack on voting rights, but, oh, did they laugh
People wait in line for early voting at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga., on Oct. 12.
(Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)
By Michelle Au
March 27, 2021 at 11:06 a.m. EDT
Michelle Au, a Democrat, is a Georgia state senator.
What struck me the most was the noise coming from all the wrong places.
This hastily sewn-together bill is a broad attack on voting rights. It includes imposing limits on the use of mobile polling places and drop boxes; raising voter identification requirements for casting absentee ballots; barring state officials from mailing unsolicited absentee ballots to voters; and preventing voter mobilization groups from sending absentee ballot applications to voters or returning their completed applications. The list goes on.