A trip to the polls in Georgia is now at the center of a political debate. Some Republican politicians believe too many democrats voted in the state’s GOP primary in order to vote against candidates endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
The Georgia Primary is just six days away and the State Representative race in District 153 is brewing up controversy as one of the candidates is making criminal allegations and has filed a police report.
Currently, over 250,000 people have early voted in Georgia, according to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. Raffensperger said this is a 239% increase from the same point in the early voting period in the 2018 primary election and a 160% increase in the same point in the early voting period in the 2020 primary election.
Georgia senators are scrapping plans to seek further big changes in state election law, beset by strong opposition from local election officials who say their offices would be wrapped in needless red tape.
Senate Democrats say it’s important to pass federal legislation to ensure each person’s right to vote. Republican senators say bills have been passed to extend voting rights and the power of changing voting laws should remain at the state level.