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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

On Tuesday, Republican politicians and conservative outlets alike claimed that Colorado's and Georgia's voting laws are actually quite similar. Fox News went further, suggesting that Colorado's laws may actually be more restrictive. Even the smallest amount of research exposes these claims as clearly false. [W]hen it comes to election laws, Colorado and Georgia aren't even in the same ballpark.

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Here's a rundown on some of the broad differences between the two states' voting laws:

Mail-in Ballots - Colorado has universal mail-in voting, which means every registered voter gets a ballot in the mail two to three weeks before each election. Once completed, the ballot can be mailed back or dropped off at one of 368 drop boxes, which are accessible and surveilled 24 hours a day.

In Georgia, absentee ballots are only supplied to voters who apply for one, and under the new law, it's illegal for election officials to send absentee ballot applications to voters unless they explicitly request them. Georgians who do obtain an absentee ballot will have a more difficult time dropping it off: The new law limits drop boxes to one per 100,000 active registered voters per county, and they're only accessible during business hours. (In 2020, the core Atlanta metropolitan area had 94 drop boxes. The new law cuts that to a maximum of 23 boxes, a New York Times analysis found.)

Voter ID - Both states require voters to prove they are who they say they are. But Colorado makes it much easier to do so.

In Colorado, those who are among the 6% of voters who go to the polls in person can use one of 16 different forms of identification, ranging from driver's licenses and passports to current utility bills and valid Medicare cards. People voting by mail for the first time must also provide ID; that requirement is dropped with subsequent mail-in ballots, which are verified via signature.

Georgia voters, meanwhile, must show a photo ID when voting in person. Those who cast an absentee ballot must now also provide identification where a signature sufficed in the past, though it doesn't necessarily have to be a photo ID.

Early Voting - Colorado offers 15 in-person early voting days compared to Georgia's 17. But since 94% of Coloradans vote by mail, this is a moot point.

A breakdown of the numbers by The Colorado Sun shows that 198,645 Coloradans voted in-person across 15 days, compared to more than 2.7 million Georgians across a slightly longer timeframe.

Long lines to access polling locations of the sort seen across Georgia are almost unheard of in Colorado.

Someone better let Dumtake know the truth. It won't matter though. He'll ignore it just like every other partisan lying lemming does. You can't have propaganda without lies.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-04-07 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What else have Rs got to offer but lies?

#2 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2021-04-07 09:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Colorado every registered voter gets a ballot in the mail two to three weeks before each election. Once completed, the ballot can be mailed back or dropped off at one of 368 drop boxes, which are accessible and surveilled 24 hours a day.

In Georgia, absentee ballots are only supplied to voters who apply for one,

So, Colo allows balot harvisting?

#3 | Posted by Sniper at 2021-04-08 10:28 AM | Reply

WTF is "balot harvisting"? Explain to us exactly how it works. What do you claim happens to the ballots that are "harvisted "[sic]? What is the nature of the "fraud" that is thusly enabled? How does it affect the outcome? How can they be detected as different from "unharvested" ballots?

Or is this just another of those trademark RWNJ phrases that you guys use to identify "true believers"?

#4 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2021-04-08 11:30 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Someone better let Dumtake know the truth. It won't matter though. He'll ignore it just like every other partisan lying lemming does. You can't have propaganda without lies."

And this is why nothing gets better. I know the truth and I say it all the time. Both sides lie. Just like Biden lied about the GA laws to fit his narrative when he said it would close early voting and some other lies. The truth is that both sides lie all the time. The unfortunate truth is that people like you REFUSE to accept that your side does anything negative even when it's right in front of your face.

If you want to call me out about not accepting the truth, fine. I accept your truth. I accept it wholeheartedly. I've always accepted it and almost every one of my posts exposes that I say both parties do these same things and that's the problem. Just like I accept the truth of when Dems lie and act hypocritical. Just like sexual harassment where Dems ignore all of their party doing it but blast the Reps for it. Just like Dems treating illegal immigrants at the border just like Reps yet don't hold themselves as accountable or make it a national emergency because it would make their party look negative. Just like so many Dems being caught without wearing masks over the year but turn it into a travesty when Reps don't wear masks. Just like national spending and debt issues that Dems blast Reps for but then ignore it when it's their party doing it. And on and on and on.

You won't get any denial from me. The point isn't the truth. The point is that people like you won't accept the truth except when it fits your partisan hate and fear mongering. So spare me your hate. It doesn't do any good since you are still ignoring everything you don't like and just concentrating on the things people say that don't fit your party's hate. You are a proof-positive example of the bad I expose coming from your party.

#5 | Posted by humtake at 2021-04-08 11:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 6

The Post Office is guilty of ballot harvesting!! Lock DeJoy Up!

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-08 12:15 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

The problem for your moral arguments is that everyone sees you as a Trump supporter making some endless, back-handed apologia for Trump.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-08 12:37 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

I kind of want to know how much money Trump scammed from you personally.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-08 12:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

In Colorado, it is difficult to find a Republican who opposes our voting regulations. Even as they try to claim that massive fraud lost Trump the election, almost all of them will still stand by our local mail-in system as secure. I live in a VERY Trumpy County in CO. They are proud that our local elections are run efficiently, and would still prefer to keep the current mail-in system.

#9 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-04-08 01:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Where's DOCJOHNSON to tell us all that mail is bad, mmmkay?

#10 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-08 04:10 PM | Reply

I stopped reading after "GOP Pols & Pundits Lie". I felt that had pretty much covered whatever this story is about.

#11 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2021-04-08 05:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Republicans got a divorce from reality the day Ike left Office.

#12 | Posted by northguy3 at 2021-04-08 06:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I kind of want to know how much money Trump scammed from you personally.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2021-04-08 12:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

$250 weekly

#13 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-09 12:01 PM | Reply

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