There’s an old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The antithesis is exactly what Republican-run state legislatures do; “fix” something that isn’t broken.
There is a method to this despicable betrayal of the “party’s takeover of the country”. We heard the chant during the riotous riot at our Capitol: “Stop the theft.” We hear it at MAGA rallies, which are nothing more than exercises in keeping people’s minds numb and flexible into believing there was voter fraud in the 2020 election. Christopher Krebs, then head of homeland cybersecurity, testified: “The 2020 election was the most secure election in our history.
So now what we have is, “If it ain’t broke, change the rules.” The election was robbed and passed at MAGA rallies, with the raving rants of a big loser being nothing more than a bedtime story to keep people asleep while the Republican “reapers” do their job.
If they are allowed to run, in 2024 Georgia election laws will allow Republican agents to replace nonpartisan public election officials, giving them the legal right to count the final vote in favor of their candidate, regardless of the actual vote count.
It’s not just Georgia kicking democracy, standing on its neck until it’s shattered; 19 Republican-controlled states have passed election laws targeting people of color, whom they see as a threat to their power.
Enabled by the Republican Senate and two spineless Democrats, free and fair elections are on the brink of historic collapse.
—Roger Beadle, Chico