So Much For ‘Jim Crow 2.0’: Georgia Early Voting Sets Record Pace

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - NOVEMBER 29: Local resident Reniya Weekes holds a sign to encourage people to vote early outside a polling station on November 29, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Early voting has started in select Georgia counties for a special runoff election days after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected an emergency request from Republicans to block counties from offering early voting.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Early voting for the Georgia Senate runoff already has surpassed 1.05 million voters, a pace that “far exceeds the number of voters who cast ballots in the runoffs of 2018 and 2016,” according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.
  • That statistic refutes claims from President Biden and other Democrats that Georgia’s 2021 election reform law would lead to “voter suppression.”
  • Biden’s claims that the law was “Jim Crow 2.0” have not been supported by voter turnout in the November general election or in the Senate runoff.


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