By libresist | November 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Georgia: “incompetence or corruption”
One thing that Midterm elections proved was that the GOP would go to just about any length to win, no matter how much foul plan was involved. The classic case of that was Georgia, where voter suppression seemed to become an art form under the direction of Brian Kemp. Stories of long lines at polling places, malfunctioning voting machines, and general malfeasance on the part of election officials were legion.
Things got so bad, according to the Washington Post, that Jesse Jackson characterized Georgia election officials as incompetent or corrupt “or both.” The Post quoted Jackson as saying, “…it was inexcusable that at several polling sites in Atlanta, including at Morehouse College, not enough machines were provided, resulting in hours-long waits to vote.”
It is no wonder that the results of several of the Georgia contests are now being contested. But the larger question is how we, as a nation, deal with the fact that the GOP looks ever more like a criminal enterprise.