Here’s a great report on the so-called ‘voter suppression laws’ that five red states passed to ensure more honest elections.
It turns out, that despite false Democrat rhetoric that these new election laws would make it harder for people to vote, that voter turnout was up significantly in these states’ primary elections this year.
Here’s more via Daily Signal:
A left-leaning New York think tank sounded a familiar warning about Arizona’s “voter suppression bills” being “dangerously close to becoming law.”
The Brennan Center for Justice added in a press release that Arizona was “taking center stage in the relentless effort to rein in voter participation in the name of ‘election security.’” Pending bills, the think tank claimed, were “aimed at making voting by mail harder.”
That was in April 2021, before Arizona passed several reform measures that state legislators said they crafted to ensure secure and honest elections.
Little more than a year later, in August 2022, Arizona notched a record for high turnout in a primary election as 1.45 million voters participated, or 35.1% of those registered, surpassing the previous record in a 2000 primary by 7,000 ballots.
Voter turnout in Arizona for 2018, the last primary in a non-presidential election year, was 1.2 million voters, or 33.4%.
In 2021, Democrats and pundits attacked election reform laws enacted in 19 states as attempts at “voter suppression.” The five states that appeared to come under the most attack were Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Florida, and Iowa—all of which saw boosted voter turnout so far in 2022 compared to the 2018 primaries.
As a rule, non-presidential elections and primary elections attract lower turnout than presidential elections or general elections.
But voter turnout was significantly higher in the 2022 primaries in Georgia, Texas, and Arizona and nominally higher in Florida than in the comparable 2018 primaries.
So new election laws in these states did a lousy job of suppressing the vote, if that’s what Republican lawmakers designed them to do.
According to the report, Iowa had their second highest primary turnout ever after Governor Kim Reynolds signed a ‘voter suppression bill’ last year:
However, Iowa logged its second-highest primary turnout on record in June with 356,000 voters, or 22.6%. The record from 1994 still stands. But the 2022 turnout marked a 123% increase from 2018, when primary turnout was 17%.
Texas also had increased voter turnouts after Abbott signed their ‘voter suppression bill’:
In May 2021, Biden said: “Texas legislators put forth a bill that joins Georgia and Florida in advancing a state law that attacks the sacred right to vote. It’s part of an assault on democracy that we’ve seen far too often this year.”
Texas held its primary election in March, one of the year’s earliest. Turnout was 17.7%, with 3 million ballots cast, up from the 2018 primary turnout of 17.2% and 2.6 million ballots cast.
And Georgia, with their heavily criticized new elections bill, broke a record for turnout in this year’s primary:
Of the Georgia voting law, Biden had said: “It makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.”
Turnout for this year’s May primary in Georgia hit a record high with about 850,000 ballots cast—a 168% increase from the 2018 primary.
Flordia’s election law is still going through the courts, but even they saw a marginal increase in turnout:
Florida’s new law, known as Senate Bill 90, is working its way through the courts. One litigant, Cecile Scoon, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, said the law “was clearly an anti-voter measure that raised barriers to voting with specific impacts on elderly voters, voters with disabilities, students, and communities of color.”
Florida, which also had an August primary, saw voter turnout go up slightly, Newsweek reported. The article quoted Andrea Mercado, executive director of the left-leaning advocacy group Florida Rising, as saying that overall 2022 turnout equaled that of 2018.
The results speak for themselves, which make clear that the fear mongering Democrats like Biden did after these election laws passed was nothing but lies on top of lies. And we exposed much of that as it was happening, but there’s nothing like seeing the laws in action disproving the smear tactics of the left.