Republicans, nevertheless, are usually not critical thinkers, least of all state Rep. Barry Fleming, who chairs the Judiciary Committee within the Georgia Home. His response to the newfound reputation of mail voting is so unhinged we must reproduce it in full:
As a substitute, Democrats are counting on the always-suspect absentee balloting course of to inch forward in Georgia and different shut states. If elections had been like coastal cities, absentee balloting could be the shady a part of city down close to the docks you do not need to wander into as a result of the prospect of being shanghaied is important. Count on the Georgia Legislature to handle that in our subsequent session in January.
This analogy is so bonkers it’s not value parsing (does he assume voters are by some means being tricked into utilizing absentee ballots?), however the actual downside is that Fleming has a robust perch from which he could make voting tougher. When he says we should always count on Georgia Republicans to search out new methods to suppress the vote, we should always imagine him—and put together for a combat.
For now, fortuitously, there’s nothing Fleming can do to undermine mail voting earlier than the all-important Senate runoffs on Jan. 5. Nonetheless, there’s lots we can do: