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NPR takes on conservative talking point: “CO voting laws similar to new GA ones”
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 07, 2021 09:19AM
Yeah, not so much:

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There's a major difference between the states...; Colorado votes by mail. Every registered voter receives a ballot about 15 to 20 days before the election. And instead of waiting in line at a polling station, the vast majority simply drop the ballot in a mailbox or a secure dropbox.

... Georgia elections officials can only mail out absentee applications to voters who individually request it...

The Georgia law also bans mobile voting centers, and it strictly limits the use of dropboxes...Colorado had one dropbox per 9,400 active registered voters for the last election...In Georgia, it's capped at one box per 100,000 active registered voters.

That’s less than 1/10th as many as Colorado, and is resulting in a decrease from 94 existing sites in metro Atlanta to 23. (Odd that it hits metro Atlanta so hard - whocouldaknowd?)

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Colorado does require some form of ID when voters register for the first time, and whenever they vote in person. But the state accepts 16 different forms of identification. The options include common identification cards like a driver's license, U.S. passport or government employee ID — but Colorado also accepts Medicare and Medicaid cards, college IDs, utility bills, bank statements and paychecks.

[and] Colorado does not require identification for mail voting once a person is registered.

... In contrast, Georgia allows only six forms of ID for in-person voting. And the state requires that voters provide a driver's license number, a copy of a state identification card or a Social Security number each time they vote by mail.

...and oh yeah, it’s actually legal to give water to someone standing in line to vote in Colorado. Commies.

One of these states is not like the other.
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Re: NPR takes on conservative talking point: “CO voting laws similar to new GA ones”
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 07, 2021 09:26AM
>In Georgia, it's capped at one box per 100,000 active registered voters.

I guess its okay to discriminate against city dwellers since they're not a protected class, right?



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Re: NPR takes on conservative talking point: “CO voting laws similar to new GA ones”
Posted by: pdq
Date: April 07, 2021 09:32AM
BTW, Texas Guv Abbott threw a hissy fit and said he wouldn’t throw out the first pitch at the Ranger’s home opener in protest, and won’t seek any MLB events in Texas in the future.

In a bit of perhaps unintentional self-irony, he decried politicization of MLB...umm...while eagerly politicizing MLB himself.

Over forty-thousand masked fans showed up all the same:

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Re: NPR takes on conservative talking point: “CO voting laws similar to new GA ones”
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 07, 2021 12:48PM
Why did MLB move the All Star Game from GA to CO?

Oh - you mean the voting laws are NOT the same? Wow. Who knew?
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