BREAKING: GOP Senate Passes Bill Requiring ID for Absentee Voting in Key Swing State

After the disastrous election this past year, one state is actually taking some measures to help rectify some of the problems that are apparent in our voting system.

The Georgia state senate has taken measures to make some election reforms to fix absentee ballots.

Republican State Senator Larry Walker, the author of Georgia Senate Bill 67, maintains the proposed legislation seeks to restore public confidence in the state's election processes.

Both the Governor and the Secretary of State received sharp criticism from some of President Trump's supporters in the wake of the recent November 3, 2020 election.

According to Epoch Times,

Another bill that was approved includes an overhaul to the state’s absentee-ballot-signature-matching-process. Former President Donald Trump and his surrogates, following concerns about the Nov. 3 election, panned the state’s signature-matching initiatives, saying that it’s impossible to carry out a proper audit without matching signatures on envelopes with ballots.

“It’s not about disenfranchising voters. It’s not about overly burdening the electorate. It’s about efficiency, integrity, allowing the Georgia public to have confidence in the vote,” Walker said Feb. 23, according to The Associated Press.

Walker said the bill is designed to inspire confidence in Georgia’s election system, which was battered during and after the Nov. 3 election. A number of Republicans and surrogates of former President Donald Trump criticized the Georgia governor’s office and the secretary of state’s office for what they said was a lack of transparency and inconsistencies.

Georgia Senate Bill 67 passed by a 35 to 18 vote margin. The measure now awaits consideration by the Georgia State House of Representatives. It requires voters seeking an absentee ballot to present either a driver's license number or a state identification card number or a photocopy of an approved form of identification.

Another reform bill would update Georgia's process for matching absentee ballot signatures to assist state officials in conducting vote audits.

Stacey Abrams, a Democrat and a former candidate for public office, attacked the reforms as promoting a "discriminatory" policy reflecting racism. The reforms must pass in both legislative chambers in order to reach the Governor of Georgia's desk.

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