Regarding the asinine new elections law “bill” that asshole Kemp signed in Georgia the other day, there’s many things about this to keep in mind.
First of all, it’s okay to be angry. In fact, all voters should be angry. Voters of any party. Because this “bill” affects voters of all parties. But methinks asshole Kemp isn’t smart enough to realize that. Keep in mind, asshole Kemp is willing to alienate people in his own party. Think about that for a minute.
As for the water and food thing, I can understand people’s anger regarding this. I mean who would want to stand in line to vote for five hours, in ninety-plus degree heat and not have something to eat or drink? I know I couldn’t do it. But I wouldn’t rely on someone else to get me the food or water either.
Keep in mind, everyone is going to have to stand in line without food or water. No matter what color your skin is. Yes, you will argue that more people of color will stand in line for a longer period of time but there is a solution for anyone who needs food or water while they wait to cast their vote. No matter how long they have to wait. Although it states in the “bill” that people will be prosecuted for providing food or water to electors, it says nothing about electors bringing their own food or water to consume. Shit, make it a fucking picnic. Have a goddamn party. Regarding the food and water thing, the actual wording of the “:bill” states:
The law applies within 150 feet of a polling place or within 25 feet of any voter at a polling place.
That means you could get a water handed to you 200 feet from a polling place and all would be well. I also read that polling places would be able to, but not required to, set up self-serve water dispensers for voter. So maybe you’ll be lucky to be voting at a “nice” polling place. But don’t depend on them. Take it upon yourself to bring your own food and water.
Although there’s much more regarding the bill and everything from ballot boxes to the amount of time you will have to early vote, the other really big thing I’ve been reading about are the changes to mail-in voting. Apparently voters will be required to provide either their driver’s license or state ID number, or a photocopy of their identification to cast a mail-in ballot. So, if you don’t have one, at least get a state ID number. Anyone can get one. There’s no excuse.
I know there’s more to it and so many will argue, and have argued, that it’s not that easy. And yes, I agree that may be the case. But how often is something you really want easy? You want to vote? Okay. So your fucking state just made it more difficult for everyone to vote. More difficult for some than others. I get it.
But stop bitching about it and get up off your asses and start shitting for yourselves, Georgia. Coca-Cola isn’t going to help you. Neither is your asshole governor. So fucking help yourselves. Because until you do start shitting for yourselves, assholes like Kemp will keep walking all over you. Because he knows he can.
So go get your picture taken, pack your water and snacks in a cooler and go stand in line to vote HIS ASS OUT!