Kemp: “I was as frustrated as anyone else with the results, especially at the federal level. And we did something about it with Senate Bill 202.”
During last night’s GOP gubernatorial debate, Brain Kemp revealed that his frustration with the “results” of the 2020 election – not so-called “election integrity” – was the driving force behind SB 202, one of the most egregious voter suppression laws in the country.
“Last night, Brian Kemp said the quiet part out loud and admitted that he made it harder to vote because he was ‘frustrated’ that Democrats won in Georgia’s 2020 election. Election laws must protect our constitutional right to vote and guarantee accessible, free, and fair elections – they shouldn’t serve as a vehicle for one party to lash out and punish voters because they failed to earn more votes and lost key races. ” said Max Flugrath, spokesman for the Democratic Party of Georgia.
SB 202 made numerous changes making it more difficult for Georgians to cast a ballot and have it counted, including shortening the window during which voters can request and return an absentee ballot, drastically reducing the number of ballot drop boxes and eliminating hundreds of hours of drop box availability, making it much harder to vote by provisional ballot, and making it a crime for volunteers to hand out a bottle of water or snack to voters waiting in long lines.