Georgia Sets Another Early Voting Record In Senate Runoff

Georgia voters are coming out in droves in the 2022 Senate runoff election between incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Republican challenger Herschel Walker.

According to interim Deputy Secretary of State Gabriel Sterling, over 239,160 cast early ballots on Monday. This blew by the previous record of 233,252 votes made on a single day in the 2018 elections.

Sterling added that the state agency is “excited” by the unprecedented turnout, saying it’s a “testament to voters and poll workers and poll managers across the state to pull this off.

It’s not easy, he noted, to move a quarter of a million people.

This record-breaking turnout, of course, directly contradicts Democratic assertions that last year’s state voter integrity law was the rebirth of Jim Crow. President Joe Biden flatly asserted that the measure would make the previous segregation era appear to be “Jim Eagle.” Whatever that meant.

Millions would be disenfranchised by GOP measures to ensure proper voting. At least that was the left-wing narrative.

However, something funny happened on the road back to the 19th century. Over two million Georgia voters have already cast either early or absentee ballots at a time when our very democracy was supposedly under siege by heartless Republicans.

Never one to let facts get in the way of a good spin, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre doubled down on the administration’s increasingly indefensible position.

Asked about the record turnout in Georgia and the president’s previous statements, Jean-Pierre reiterated that there have been “a host of anti-voter policies forced on states” that run counter to the “fundamental right to vote.”

Further, she said these laws are against basic American values.

And borrowing a page from two-time failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Jean-Pierre added that “high turnout and voter suppression can take place at the same time.”

As voter suppression goes, Georgia’s alleged effort is an abysmal failure. The secretary of state’s office reports that 46% of the holiday weekend voters were Black and 57% were female. No matter the runoff’s outcome, Democrats should drop the voter suppression narrative for good.