Is Georgia’s Election Debacle the Trump GOP’s Strategy for November?
We begin with the outrageous election debacle in Georgia yesterday after which the Republican Secretary of State offered up “my dog ate my homework” excuses for why the new voting machines crashed and mostly black citizens queued up for hours in the heat and the rain to vote while in white neighborhoods there were no lines. Could this be the election strategy that Trump’s Republican Party are adopting for November where they brazenly offer excuses for rampant vote suppression by blaming voting machines, poll workers, the coronavirus or extra-terrestrials descending in UFOs to abscond with the votes? Aklima Khondoker, the Georgia State Director of All Voting is Local, who worked as a staff attorney and senior manager for the Voting Access Project at the ACLU of Georgia, joins us to discuss the thuggish contempt Trump’s new Republicans have for voting rights and their shameless abandonment of democratic ideals and the danger that they could get away with it in November if they are not stopped. The question then becomes how do you stop them since naming and shaming will not work? We explore local options as well as the need for a national strategy on the part of Democrats who should make this their top priority otherwise they will be entering a rigged casino in November where they will be robbed, beaten and tossed in the back alley.