After the Georgia Republican Party released a divisive and deeply-flawed report with recommendations for limiting voting after suffering devastating electoral losses, Congresswoman Nikema Williams, Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“Georgia Republicans’ blatantly anti-democratic agenda only further solidifies their legacy of clinging to voter suppression as political opportunism, instead of competing in fair elections. The fact that their so-called ‘Election Confidence Task Force’ includes a member who publicly advocated for changing election laws so that Republicans ‘at least have a shot at winning,’ and an attorney who represented the Trump campaign’s failed court challenge, shows that this is nothing more than a last-gasp attempt by an ever-more-extreme organization that is terrified of the power of Georgia voters.
“The right to vote is sacred, and efforts to make voting more difficult are an affront to our democracy. Though the content of this hyperpartisan report isn’t surprising, it is no less embarrassing and deeply concerning that this is what the Georgia Republican Party has become. Republicans must stop peddling lies and false conspiracies about the 2020 election and join Democrats in focusing on the issues that actually affect Georgians’ day-to-day lives.”