When the Republicans running the state of Georgia corruptly tried to eliminate Saturday early voting, it was a brazen attempt at voter suppression in favor of Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker. But the courts quickly struck it down. And now the Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled in the same manner today.
While Republicans can still try one more appeal, the reality is that they’re losing this battle. As things now stand, Saturday early voting is going to happen. This is obviously a victory for democracy and voting rights in general, because everyone should have full access to cast their vote, period.
But in the more specific sense, as this was a corrupt Republican voter suppression plot aimed at harming Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock’s chances of reelection, it has to be seen as a victory for Warnock, as it gives him a fair shot. But this will still likely be a close race. So if you want Warnock to be reelected, sign up to volunteer or donate to him here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report