On Saturday the Washington Post reported that voting is “surging” in Georgia despite Democrat claims the new election law would make it harder to cast a ballot.
Washington Post reporter Amy Gardner tweeted the story this way:
Voting is surging in Georgia’s upcoming primary, undercutting Democratic claims that a new election law would make it harder to cast a ballot, my latest from the Peach State, with @mrbrownsir https://t.co/wP44HUSWNo
— Amy Gardner (@AmyEGardner) May 21, 2022
Basically, the story is that the Georgia election law isn’t anything like the “Jim Crow on steroids” that President Biden claimed it to be:
after three weeks of early voting ahead of Tuesday’s primary, record-breaking turnout is undercutting predictions that the Georgia Election Integrity Act of 2021 would lead to a falloff in voting. By Friday, the final day of early in-person voting, more than 700,000 Georgians had cast ballots — three times the number in 2018, and higher even than in 2020, a presidential year.
However, “journalist” Aaron Rupar got a head start on the spin, and it’s very likely this is what the Democrats will be picking up in the coming days:
Pretty glaring fallacy in this tweet — just because more people are voting doesn’t mean it’s not harder to do https://t.co/7V5RrJPtfz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 21, 2022
That tweet should be the new gold standard to describe “clinging to a narrative no matter what.”
you meant glaring fallacy in your own tweet right https://t.co/pUMLdCgmSc
— Kaya Masters (@kaya_masters) May 22, 2022
In other words, more people are voting in Georgia because the Republicans disenfranchised them, or something.
So what does it mean then? More people voting suggests that it’s somehow harder to do? How the hell does turnout increase then? https://t.co/fMCQJA5wBQ
— allesgute 🇺🇸 (@allesgute15) May 22, 2022
Because making it a lot harder to vote always leads to increased turnout.
lmfao they really think going to vote is like climbing mount everest https://t.co/VIZhfp99yr
— kaitlin, by definition, a woman (@thefactualprep) May 22, 2022
That’s what the Dems would like everybody to believe.
“Just because the thing I said would happen didn’t happen doesn’t mean that the thing I said would happen isn’t happening.”
I value loyalty, Aaron, rest assured, but your loyalty to this line of rhetoric will only yield diminishing returns.
I suggest you find a new angle. https://t.co/BnMIe3XBme
— Henry 🦩 (@HMSP__) May 22, 2022
“I’m going to make that square peg fit in the triangle hole come Hell or high water!” https://t.co/auvLr1y7Eb
— RedInDC (@RealRedInDC) May 22, 2022
MUST. PROTECT. THE. NARRATIVE.
My brain is broken reading this dumb tweet https://t.co/as3e7lbTnU
— Mr Anthony Jarvis (@mranthonyjarvis) May 22, 2022
When will Rupar stop Ruparing himself? https://t.co/9WymeHMbSF
— Alan Wojak (@SimianWojak) May 22, 2022
It looks like a modern-day Yogi Berra has arrived:
“Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s too crowded.”
– Yogi Berra https://t.co/OKNmexrUUZ
— Beorn (@Beorn2000) May 22, 2022