Georgia Lt. Gov. Says State’s Voting Law Not the ‘Best Move Forward’

Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan (R) is touching on the state’s voting law recently signed into law, saying the state’s leaders “could have waited a little longer.”

“I don’t think it was the best move forward,” Duncan said during Monday’s CNN “New Day” interview, adding, “I think we could have waited a little longer.”

Earlier in the interview when asked if he supports the new law, Duncan said that the messaging has been “controlled” by the “outside edges of both parties.”

He added, “We’ve got folks on the far-right that are trying to claim this as some sort of calculated response to the great hoax that played out for 10 weeks. And you’ve got folks on the left that are claiming this to be some great overreach of voter suppression.”

Watch the interview below:

Additionally, the state’s lieutenant governor said during the interview, “Look, I think, as Republicans, we have a hard time having credibility when we walk in a room and talk about election reforms because of the way the 10 weeks played out.”

He later added that the “best way” for Republicans to start to have a conversation around election reform “is to walk in a room and say, ‘Former President Donald Trump lost the election fair and square. Now, let’s talk about ways to improve elections going forward.'”

Georgia enacted broad voting restrictions last week, which include banning giving water and food to people standing in line waiting to vote, limiting drop boxes, and imposing stricter identification requirements, among other limits. Civil rights groups have joined together to sue, in challenging the new voting restrictions.

President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voting law “a blatant attack on the right to vote, the Constitution, and good conscience.”

He also said, “It’s Jim Crow in the 21st Century — and it must end.”

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) pushed back on Biden’s remarks, telling The Hill, “There is nothing ‘Jim Crow’ about requiring a photo or state-issued ID to vote by absentee ballot — every Georgia voter must already do so when voting in-person,” adding, “President Biden, the left, and the national media are determined to destroy the sanctity and security of the ballot box.”

Responses

  1. I wish we had had a better choice for lt. governor, this guy is pretty damn close to being a full fledged RINO.

  2. Yeah…. The election is ALREADY OVER, so we need to just ignore all the voter fraud that the Democrats used to steal it. That is like ignoring the murder because the victim is ALREADY DEAD. Democrat/RINO “logic….”

  3. Why does there seem to be a mess in these states for voting? What is the problem?

  4. Why does he call himself a Republican? Biden is a Democrat which explains a lot and a RINO is the most Duncan is.

  5. These people make it so easy to see who the traitors are lol, thanks buddy for letting us know your another criminal good Job!

  6. Massive election fraud was one more HOAX perpetrated on Trump supporters. They did not appear to mind being fleeced of their money for the wall or for legal challenges to a war that was waged because Trump could not or would not accept that he LOST—the arrests won’t be as easily accepted. Many of the over 300 charged in the Capitol insurrection lost their jobs. A high price to pay for willful gullibility.

    1. philly, why are you and the left so afraid of voter ID laws? You can deflect to all these little side issues all you want, but EVERYONE knows the gist of the matter is voter ID. Why are the prog/left/lib/dims so afraid of having to prove you have the legal right to vote in this country? You have to prove your right to drive, you have to prove your right to purchase tobacco products, you have to prove your right to buy alcohol, what SCARES you so much about having to prove your right to vote?
      The solution is simple. Our government wastes more money every day than it would cost to pay for a program to issue picture ID cards.

      1. If it was just an ID issue folks not might have an issue. The issues are why do white folks have more places to vote then minorities? Why do minorities wait in line 6 or 7 times longer then white folks? Why do white areas have so many more drop boxes. These are just a few things that impact on folks who don’t typically vote Republican but it’s not voter suppression.

        1. You said nothing but unprovable talking points. My polling precinct is 58% Latino, 22% Black, 12% White and 8% Other. And guess what, the white voters wait in line just as long as everybody else. Show some REAL DATA to back up your claims, not some old tired dim talking point.

          1. I will Stanky Stan.
            This year alone, 10 counties with large black populations in Georgia closed polling spots after a white consultant recommended they do so to “save money”. There’s 7 counties in Georgia that only have one polling site. Southern states have closed 1,200 polling places in recent years.
            McConnell even admitted that if everyone voted, the Republicans would lose elections. Your party has no platform…nothing that the average American can support.

    2. Hillary still can’t accept that she lost and neither can Stacy Abrams. As for willful gullibility, weren’t the Democrats were the ones who believed Russian Collusion and the Ukrainian hoax?

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