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Opinion: Senate bills are new attempts at suppressing the vote
09282017 STATE CAPITOL
Georgia's state Capitol in Atlanta. - photo by Associated Press

Our state senators, including Lumpkin County’s own Sen. Steve Gooch, have already reached a new, partisan low this session by introducing a series of bills with the singular focus of suppressing the vote.  

SB71, SB67, SB93 and SB89, among others, are ridiculous, thinly veiled partisan attacks at Georgia’s growing majority of Democratic voters, especially Black people and other people of color. 

Georgia’s 2020-2021 elections had record turnout and were well run at the state and local levels by courageous elections officials working under extremely challenging conditions, with no credible instances of voter fraud. 

There is no need to “reform” a system that works — we should rather be expanding the vote to all applicable citizens in the state, not fixing something that “ain’t broke.”

Judy Kreps

Dahlonega

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