Big Turnout As Early In-Person Voting Starts In Georgia | Talking Points Memo

ATLANTA (AP) — The chance to cast ballots on Georgia’s first day of in-person early voting Monday had thousands of people waiting for hours to make their voices heard.


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Has Kemp started the mass arrests yet?

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He is likely activating the GA National Guard now.

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POWER.

Using it

OURS

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Even if there wasn’t a pandemic, the hoops Republicans insist on making people jump through to vote is disgusting and for that alone should be voted out. All of them…every…last…one.

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“We’d prepared as much as we could, but there’s only so much space in the rooms and parking in the parking lot. We’re maxing out both of those,” Cobb County Elections and Registration Director Janine Eveler said. “People are double parking, we have gridlock pretty much in our parking lot,” she added.

“Sadly,” she continued, “the county lacks any other buildings or facilities with larger parking lots. We are a simple, humble people.”

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I think this is what is going to happen nationally. I bet the Republicans are shitting bricks. This kind of early voting is good news for Democrats. They are getting their people to the polls.

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That will be me in a couple of days. I requested an absentee ballot. It arrived. The nonsense that Republicans will attempt to nullify my vote through the legal process means that my absentee ballot will be relinquished at the polling station when voting in-person.

I never expect people to share my thoughts and motivations. But I will declare –it looks like people may be just as sick of this perpetual Trumpian bullshit as I am.

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It looks as though people have been made even more determined to make their vote count. I’d say this is good news!

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You misspelled “cinder blocks”.

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Republicans are natural born bullies. Every one of them. Fueled by power and power alone.

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I don’t see too many likely Trump voters in that photo.

Very encouraging.

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Trump may have energized the electorate in ways that were thought as impossible a scant few years ago.

When a Dictator appears and takes over your Government, that’s educational.

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Georgia On My Mind!

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I was going to vote by mail but instead voted in person 13 days ago. It was good. What I find funny is Trump pushed so hard on mail-in he may have driven early in person. Guess who are flocking to vote early.

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Think bigger…

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Can’t stop fortitude.The GOP threw down the gauntlet and the folks have picked it up.

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The smell of fear is in the air.

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The photo is from Decatur, GA in Dekalb County. That city is practically a ghost town for Republican voters. Funny thing: the Republican Party of Dekalb County rents office space that is probably the loneliest place in the whole world, after the store that sells cat milk smoothies.

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Is this voter suppression or vote enthusiasm? I seem to lean toward voter enthusiasm. Did the state mandate onerous restrictions on the counties limiting the number of early voting sites? Or were the counties completely overwhelmed by the number of people that wanted to vote early today? I hope this is what a blue wave looks like. :ocean: :ocean: :ocean:

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