Despite new voting restrictions, turnout surging in Georgia

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Amol S.

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Wait a min........... according to Ballotopedia.
How do primaries work in Georgia?

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Georgia utilizes an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3][4]

For information about which offices are nominated via primary election, see this article.

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Could this mean that a person can vote in both Democrat and Republican Gubernatorial primaries????

Me wonders from I am seeing,
Hice is not winning at all in the big cities, but outside the cities the race is close, and in the middle of nowhere Hice is wining. Thus the map looks like this right now.
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Furthermore, I am assuming that there were smart Democrats who might have used this rule to vote for Kemp in the Republican primary.
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Hmmm I wonder could Raffensperger and Kemp only won because Democrats voted for them in the primary.
 

nickqt

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Wait a min........... according to Ballotopedia.
How do primaries work in Georgia?

A primary election is an election in which registered voters select a candidate that they believe should be a political party's candidate for elected office to run in the general election. They are also used to choose convention delegates and party leaders. Primaries are state-level and local-level elections that take place prior to a general election. Georgia utilizes an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.[1][2][3][4]

For information about which offices are nominated via primary election, see this article.

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Could this mean that a person can vote in both Democrat and Republican Gubernatorial primaries????

Me wonders from I am seeing,
Hice is not winning at all in the big cities, but outside the cities the race is close, and in the middle of nowhere Hice is wining. Thus the map looks like this right now.
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Furthermore, I am assuming that there were smart Democrats who might have used this rule to vote for Kemp in the Republican primary.
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Hmmm I wonder could Raffensperger and Kemp only won because Democrats voted for them in the primary.
No. The first thing I had to do was select Republican, Democratic, or non-partisan.

The non-partisan ballot offered would only allow me to vote for ballot issues and not partisan candidates.

Since I'm OK with whatever Democratic candidate wins their primary, and to help foster some discord among the Georgia fascists, I chose Republican so I could vote for Kemp, Raffensperger, etc, and the "questions" on the ballot.
 

kage69

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GOP memo is asking all other candidates to burn any and all oppo research files on Herschel Walker.
An intelligent, empathic leader who tells the truth vs. a walking CTE warning prone to lying, one with no real understanding of history or politics.

Warnock better mop that floor with that fool.
 

nickqt

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An intelligent, empathic leader who tells the truth vs. a walking CTE warning prone to lying, one with no real understanding of history or politics.

Warnock better mop that floor with that fool.
It'll all come down to turnout.
 

interchange

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An intelligent, empathic leader who tells the truth vs. a walking CTE warning prone to lying, one with no real understanding of history or politics.

Warnock better mop that floor with that fool.
Hershel is a Georgia football hero. I'm fearful that he'll capture a bunch of votes out of ignorance even from people inclined to vote Democrat.

I wasn't following the polling numbers for Raffensperger and had thought he would lose handily as Trump's designated fall guy. Him winning could be because of Democrats voting in the primary, ignorance among Republicans who just stick with the incumbent for things, or perhaps a lot more people than we think quietly understanding Trump's election claims are pure bullshit.
 

kage69

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Hershel is a Georgia football hero. I'm fearful that he'll capture a bunch of votes out of ignorance even from people inclined to vote Democrat.

I wasn't following the polling numbers for Raffensperger and had thought he would lose handily as Trump's designated fall guy. Him winning could be because of Democrats voting in the primary, ignorance among Republicans who just stick with the incumbent for things, or perhaps a lot more people than we think quietly understanding Trump's election claims are pure bullshit.

It's a pity Georgians accept so much dishonesty from their heroes. The republican tendency not to care about their candidate being extraordinarily unintelligent just makes it worse.

But I like what I'm seeing so far, and am inclined to think you are correct. While Dem motivation is playing a role, Trump looks to be repudiated by Rs in Georgia at this point. Really hope it translates to a landslide victory for Warnock. I want to think even die hard football fans can see Walker is unfit/unqualified for the job. You can still like the guy and understand he'd just be another pawn for special interests inside an environment he knows nothing about, with Georgians paying for it.

Even if Kemp wins, as bad as he is, I will take some satisfaction in knowing he beat Trump's guy. Trumpism being rejected is still a win of sorts.
 
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fskimospy

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It's a pity Georgians accept so much dishonesty from their heroes. The republican tendency not to care about their candidate being extraordinarily unintelligent just makes it worse.

But I like what I'm seeing so far, and am inclined to think you are correct. While Dem motivation is playing a role, Trump looks to be repudiated by Rs in Georgia at this point. Really hope it translates to a landslide victory for Warnock. I want to think even die hard football fans can see Walker is unfit/unqualified for the job. You can still like the guy and understand he'd just be another pawn for special interests inside an environment he knows nothing about, with Georgians paying for it.

Even if Kemp wins, as bad as he is, I will take some satisfaction in knowing he beat Trump's guy. Trumpism being rejected is still a win of sorts.
I think the environment for Republicans is likely to be quite favorable in the fall which will help Walker but I also think there's going to be an avalance of news stories and ads about the fact that he's literally a crazy person.
 
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kage69

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I think the environment for Republicans is likely to be quite favorable in the fall which will help Walker but I also think there's going to be an avalance of news stories and ads about the fact that he's literally a crazy person.
Here's hoping.

C'mon Georgia. CTE needs research funding, not to be elevated into office so everyone can pay for it.
 

kage69

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Herschel Walker's "thoughts" on the school shooting:


"Cain killed Abel"
“What about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that looking at social media”


Pretty amazing there are people either clueless enough or indoctrinated enough to vote for this incoherent buffoon. Like, does he dress himself? Is he allowed to operate vehicles? I actually feel sorry for the guy.
 

sportage

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I just hope HOPE HOPE HOPE that the looney Trump endorsed republicans keep winning their primaries. This is the road to victory for democrats in the midterms plain and simple, and I think we have a real possibility to get rid of Marjorie Taylor Greene once and for all come November.
 
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HomerJS

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Herschel Walker's "thoughts" on the school shooting:


"Cain killed Abel"
“What about getting a department that can look at young men that’s looking at women that looking at social media”


Pretty amazing there are people either clueless enough or indoctrinated enough to vote for this incoherent buffoon. Like, does he dress himself? Is he allowed to operate vehicles? I actually feel sorry for the guy.
The very survival of the Republican Party depends on ignorance and stupidity.
 

thraashman

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it's pretty sad when folks like her can not accept the fact that just because her side lost and blames 'communists' and thinks anyone who isn't a republican is automatically a commie. it's pretty pathetic.
It's not just "anyone who isn't a republican is a commie" to them, it's "anyone who isn't extremist far right is a commie". Basically to people like her you're either "SIEG HEIL DER FUHRER TRUMP" or you're a commie.
 
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dawp

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Oh the ironing(!! :D) of her being on "Red Dawn" radio and complaining about communists...guess she skipped her history classes :D
I think they took a cue from that 80s flick with Patrick Swayze and viewed it as a game plan.
 
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Philosophically i want abrams to win way worse than i want warnock to...although warnocks seat is orders of magnitude more important.

Although abrams would be a really fucking nice firewall on 2024 fuckery.
 

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