Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Q-Anon-spreading Congresswoman-Elect from Georgia, has a concern. She’s afraid that Democrats will move to Georgia, and that they’ll vote. She wants a law to prevent this from happening. The biggest problem with her idea is that there’s no evidence whatsoever for any fraud or illegal activity in her conspiracy theories — and there’s not even any sign it’s actually happening.
Georgia is holding two special elections in January for Senate seats. If these two both were to flip blue, Joe Biden would have a far easier time passing legislation — if they go to the Republican candidates, the GOP will maintain their Senate majority. For this reason, Democrats across the country are trying to support efforts to get out the vote in Georgia — these two elections will determine a lot of what Biden can do in his first years in office.
Andrew Yang, for instance, says he and his wife are temporarily moving to Georgia to help mobilize and support voters and volunteers.
We will be getting organized – but in the meantime if you have a room available in Georgia for volunteers post it here. 😀👍 We are going to fight it out in GA. Much more to come!
— Andrew Yang🧢⬆️🇺🇸 (@AndrewYang) November 8, 2020
Several conservatives, including Marjorie Taylor Greene, are now claiming this means that Democrats are moving to Georgia for a few weeks to vote for the Democratic Senate candidates, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
The Wall Street Journal explains why this is highly unlikely — aside from the fact that, to register to vote in the special elections, a voter would have to move by December 7 (about two weeks away — a very short time in which to find property to rent or buy, get through paperwork, and move to a new state), they’d also be guilty of a felony if they moved solely for the purposes of voting, rather than maintaining the state as a primary residence.
Even the Trump Campaign ally and political strategist Blair Brandt admits that it’s not a legally feasible action and that any individuals who somehow pulled it off would face prosecution.
NEW: Georgia AG @ChrisCarr_Ga says that: “Any out-of-state individuals temporarily coming to Georgia for the sole purpose of voting in the January 5th run-off election with no intention of permanently staying in our state are subject to felony prosecution.”
— Blair Brandt (@BlairBrandt) November 13, 2020
Greene, however, wants to pass a new law to prevent something that just doesn’t appear to be happening at all.
GA legislature needs a special session to close the loophole to stop Democrat activists from moving to GA to steal our Senate seats!
Require voter ID to prove identity for absentee ballots from now on!
Come together and fix it!
GA demands secure elections!
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 22, 2020
In a tweet, she called for a special session of the state legislature to be pulled together to prevent pass new legislation that would somehow prevent Democrats from moving to the state and voting in elections.
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