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‘Haven’t Seen This in Any Other Country’: Video of Huge Line of Georgia Voters Waiting to Cast Ballots Goes Viral



The start of early voting in Georgia came Monday morning, and just like in 2018, when Republican Brian Kemp was Secretary of State and in charge of managing elections, the lines are long again.

Secretary Kemp is now Governor Kemp, having won the election over Stacey Abrams amid what many believe was massive voter suppression, which appears to be back today.

Atlanta Journal Constitution reporter Tyler Estep posted this 70-second video to Twitter, which shows a huge line to get in to a Gwinnett County polling station in Suwanee, Georgia, where the population is under 21,000. He says some voters have been in line for four hours already and have yet to cast a ballot.

The video, which has gone viral, is 70-seconds long. Assuming the car was traveling at 20 miles-per-hour, the line is almost a half-mile long.

The video has already been seen over 300,000 times in well under two hours.

“Talked to several voters who had been there since 7,” Estep also tweeted, “and were still waiting as 11 am approached. They were told check-in was being ‘glitchy.’ Gwinnett [County spokesperson] said there was ‘intermittent issue with network access … that slowed processing down.'”

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Texas Is Flagging Some Registered Voters as ‘Non-Citizens’ — and Refusing to Explain Why: ACLU Lawsuit



On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas announced that they are filing suit against the Texas Secretary of State for wrongly flagging registered voters as possible “non-citizens” — without disclosing what criteria they are actually using to make this assessment.

The lawsuit, which is also joined by the Campaign Legal Center and the Mexican-American Legal Defense Fund, names Secretary of State John Scott, and seeks injunctive relief for Texas voters.

This lawsuit comes after a December report by the Texas Tribune, outlining the state’s previous disastrous efforts to hunt for non-citizens on the voter rolls.

“The state flagged nearly 100,000 voters for citizenship checks and set them up for possible criminal investigation based on flawed data that didn’t account for immigrants who gained citizenship,” wrote Alexa Ura. “After it became clear it was jeopardizing legitimate voter registrations, it was pulled into three federal lawsuits challenging its process. Former Secretary of State David Whitley lost his job amid the fallout. And the court battle ultimately forced the state to abandon the effort and rethink its approach to ensure naturalized citizens weren’t targeted.”

The secretary of state’s office is insisting that the new audit of the voter rolls is complying with a 2019 settlement that limited the number of voters they can investigate — but according to that report, problems have persisted.

“Scores of citizens are still being marked for review — and possible removal from the rolls,” noted the report. “Registrars in some of the state’s largest counties have found that a sizable number of voters labeled possible noncitizens actually filled out their voter registration cards at their naturalization ceremonies. In at least a few cases, the state flagged voters who were born in the U.S.”

This comes amid other renewed GOP efforts to restrict the voting process in Texas. Lawmakers passed a broad package of cutbacks to voting access in 2021 making it far harder to cast an absentee ballot, and Republicans are attempting to recruit thousands of volunteers to police Black and Hispanic polling places.


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Texas Attorney General Admits Trump Would Have Lost the State in 2020 if He Hadn’t Blocked Mail-In Voting



Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told Steve Bannon that Donald Trump would have lost the Lone Star State in the 2020 presidential election if Texans had been allowed to vote by mail.

“Yeah, I think it’s certainly critical to my state and that’s why we fought off these twelve lawsuits,” Paxton said. “We had them in Houston, we had them in San Antonio, we had them in Austin — we had them in the counties where you have the most liberal judges. And it was a concerted effort, nationally, with lots of money going into it.”

“And just knowing that we had twelve lawsuits that we had to win. And if we had lost one of them, if we’d lost Harris County — Trump won by 620,000 votes in Texas. Harris County mail-in ballots that they wanted to send out were 2.5 million, those were all illegal and we were able to stop every one of them,” he explained.

“Had we not done that, we would have been in the very same situation — we would’ve been on election day, I was watching on election night and I knew, when I saw what was happening in these other states, that that would’ve been Texas. We would’ve been in the same boat. We would’ve been one of those battleground states that they were counting votes in Harris County for three days and Donald Trump would’ve lost the election,” Paxton said.

Image via Ken Paxton/Facebook

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