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ID For Absentee Ballots Are Now Required In Georgia – Angry Leftists React By Storming The State Capitol (Video)
Defiant America ^ | 03.01.2021 | Mack Cogburn

Posted on 03/01/2021 6:46:57 AM PST by USA Conservative

The Georgia Senate approved a bill Tuesday requiring more identification for absentee voting, the first elections measure to clear either legislative chamber as lawmakers consider new voting rules after last year’s heated presidential race.

Voters would have to provide a driver’s license number, state ID number or a copy of photo ID when requesting absentee ballots, according to Senate Bill 67. Currently, absentee ballots are verified based on voters’ signatures and registration information rather than an ID.

The Senate passed the bill mostly along party lines, 35-18.

State Sen. Larry Walker, one of the Republicans sponsoring the bill, said the bill would not affect about 97 percent of voters, according to the AP. The remaining percentage of voters, Walker said, could vote in person.

The bill has already been met with opposition from Democrats and voting rights groups who say the legislation would make it difficult for voters who don’t have a driver’s license or state identification card to vote absentee. According to the AP, absentee ballots are currently tallied using signature verification.

In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, voting rights group Fair Fight Action said the bill would add “needless barriers to voting in Georgia” and accused proponents of the measure of ignoring voters who would be affected by the legislation.

“In Georgia, with more than 7,692,567 registered voters, that means that 230,777 electors may not have the requisite identification and will therefore incur a burden in complying with the law,” the group said, while also adding that the “discriminatory policy” shows “Georgia has not moved past the racist motivations for which it was included in preclearance under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

Some rioters decide to storm the state capitol in protest of the new bill.

As Fox 5 reported, a small group of people was holding a demonstration about House Bill 531, an omnibus bill that would shorten began chanting inside the building and state troopers asked them to leave.

When an officer tried to disperse the crowd using a bullhorn, State Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, stepped in front of the megaphone.

“Ma’am, step aside,” ordered another trooper, before touching Cannon’s arm. “Go. Go. Step aside, ma’am.

“Don’t touch me,” Rep. Cannon said.

That prompted the protestors to exit the building while lawmakers and troopers tried to sort out what had happened.

Rep. Cannon said she and the protestors were not in violation of the law because the House was not in session at the time of the incident, but the Senate was still meeting.

“We have been peaceful,” Rep. Cannon shouted. “We have raised our voices. We have brought our signs. We have not touched anyone.”

Video below: (video on the site)

The Atlanta Democrat then sat down on the Capitol steps and said she would not move until she got an apology from the trooper who made contact with her.

Photo below:

“I’m not apologizing to you,” he said.

The Georgia State Patrol issued a statement about the incident, stating:

“On February 26, 2021, several individuals inside the state Capitol began shouting and causing a disturbance in violation of O.C.G.A. 16-11-34.1. As Troopers were attempting to read a dispersal order, Representative Cannon stepped in front of the megaphone and placed her head against it causing feedback. After Representative Cannon impeded the dispersal order, she was told to step to the side. After actions that could be construed as Obstruction of Law Enforcement O.C.G.A. 16-10-24, Representative Cannon was moved to the side so that the dispersal order could be completed. The individuals causing the original disturbance left the Capitol without incident. No arrests were made and no charges have been filed.”

Rep. Cannon and several other Democratic House members stayed on the Capitol steps for about two hours before leaving for the day.

Another bill advanced by a state Senate subcommittee in a party-line 3-2 vote would, if passed, require Georgians who wish to vote by absentee to meet certain requirements in order to do so. As of now, the state does not require voters to have a reason to vote absentee.


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Angry leftists storm Georgia Capitol. Where were the National Guard, FBI, and the mainstream media?
1 posted on 03/01/2021 6:46:57 AM PST by USA Conservative
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To: USA Conservative

Insurrectionists!!!!


2 posted on 03/01/2021 6:48:58 AM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: USA Conservative

This sort of hyperbole does no good. Standing in front of a bullhorn does not constitute a storming of anthing..


3 posted on 03/01/2021 6:50:31 AM PST by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL)
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To: USA Conservative

They were busy covering the hearings on the Trump-led attempted revolution and installation of a Nazi regime so persons of color, LGBTQs and persons of reasonable opinions could be thrown in concentration camps.


4 posted on 03/01/2021 6:50:41 AM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: USA Conservative

Aw dang! Now they’re going to need to cheat even harder.


5 posted on 03/01/2021 6:51:49 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE (CENSORSHIP = VIOLENCE)
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To: FrdmLvr

Guess the ga. Beserkers need to call the pelosi fence company and see if they can get the fence with the razor wire and private NG army guards.

Just sayin’

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6 posted on 03/01/2021 6:52:59 AM PST by cuz1961 (USCGR Veteran 78 to 84 )
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To: READINABLUESTATE

It’s not over for the Dem plotters!


7 posted on 03/01/2021 6:53:10 AM PST by Does so (The Media is the enemy of the people...Trial lawyers close behind...)
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To: READINABLUESTATE

What’s so bad about requiring an ID, I mean I know why they don’t want to need one, but what’s their argument?


8 posted on 03/01/2021 6:54:21 AM PST by USA Conservative
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To: USA Conservative

Its going to be a life-and-death struggle to remove the cancer of electoral fraud.


9 posted on 03/01/2021 6:54:29 AM PST by PGR88
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To: USA Conservative

Screw that! Where’s the overnight fences with razor wire??


10 posted on 03/01/2021 6:54:41 AM PST by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in prison........like yesterday!!! )
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To: USA Conservative

What is needed for all the other Republican controlled states to do this. Cut off the necks of the fraudsters right here and now.


11 posted on 03/01/2021 6:57:24 AM PST by George from New England
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To: USA Conservative

Such theater - I’m sure 99% of Georgians agree with this legislature. I’d just like to know how these leftists organize these rent a mobs so quickly. Someone should do a documentary on it.


12 posted on 03/01/2021 6:57:28 AM PST by ProudDeplorable (Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty. ~ Ronald Reagan)
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The bill has already been met with opposition from Democrats and voting rights groups who say the legislation would make it difficult for voters who don’t have a driver’s license or state identification card to vote absentee.

BS.

They can get a non-driver's ID very easily.

If they can manage ID for welfare and medicaid and medicare, they can manage ID for voting.

13 posted on 03/01/2021 6:57:42 AM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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When an officer tried to disperse the crowd using a bullhorn, State Rep. Park Cannon, D-Atlanta, stepped in front of the megaphone.

“Ma’am, step aside,” ordered another trooper, before touching Cannon’s arm. “Go. Go. Step aside, ma’am.

“Don’t touch me,” Rep. Cannon said.

Park Cannon, the Black, Queer, Millennial Woman in the Georgia State House, is a Very Vocal Minority


14 posted on 03/01/2021 7:00:45 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Republicans are the court jesters in the kingdom of liberalism)
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To: USA Conservative

That loud noise you just heard was popping sound the Georgia State Legislature made as a result of pulling it’s head out of it’s ass en masse.


15 posted on 03/01/2021 7:03:12 AM PST by ping jockey
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To: ProudDeplorable

Suggesting that blacks are less capable of obtaining ID is literally racist. The pigment of ones skin has no impact on ones ability to get a photo ID. Whites who suggest otherwise are bigots plain and simple.


16 posted on 03/01/2021 7:03:27 AM PST by USA Conservative
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To: USA Conservative

Of course after they made sure President Trump lost


17 posted on 03/01/2021 7:04:31 AM PST by italianquaker
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To: USA Conservative

ID For Absentee Ballots Are Now Required In Georgia – Angry Leftists React By Storming The State Capitol (Video)

This is an absurd requirement. Next they’ll be requiring voters to be not-dead.


18 posted on 03/01/2021 7:06:09 AM PST by Flick Lives (“Today we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives.”)
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To: USA Conservative

“ ...group said, while also adding that the “discriminatory policy” shows “Georgia has not moved past the racist motivations for which it was included in preclearance under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.”

I keep hearing so much about racism, EVER. STINKING. DAY. It must be true. I missed the white folks meeting last night. What is the lynching schedule for this week? How can anyone screaming “racism” be taken seriously anymore? Laugh loudly at them.


19 posted on 03/01/2021 7:07:03 AM PST by bk1000 (Banned from Breitbart)
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To: USA Conservative
"ID is required"?

Yeah, required until a day or so before the next election and
the a hand picked judge will "rule" it unconstitutional.
20 posted on 03/01/2021 7:09:05 AM PST by John 3_19-21 (There's two ways to enslave a people; work them without pay or pay them without work.)
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