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After years of Democratic alarms, 0% of black Georgia voters report ‘poor’ experience voting

Progressive politicians have argued Georgia is moving to suppress nonwhites.

Published: January 28, 2023 10:55am

Updated: January 28, 2023 10:56am

A full 0% of black voters in Georgia report having a “poor” experience voting in the 2022 midterms, a notable showing after several years of Democratic politicians arguing that the state is working to suppress black votes.

Multiple left-wing politicians over the last several years have repeatedly voiced an extremist conspiracy theory that Georgia worked to bar nonwhite voters from easy access to the polls. In 2019, for instance, now-Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg claimed without evidence that “racially motivated patterns of voter suppression” were responsible for Stacey Abrams losing the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race. 

Those allegations have never been substantiated. In a poll this month, meanwhile, not a single black voter in Georgia reported having a “poor” experience voting in the state this past November. 

The poll, published by the University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs, asked respondents in part to “rate your overall experience voting in this election.”

Among black voters, more than 72% said “excellent,” 23% said “good,” just under 9% said “fair,” and 0% said “poor.”

Among Democratic voters, meanwhile, 71% reported an “excellent” experience, while 76% of Republican voters said the same. 

Republican Brian Kemp won the state’s gubernatorial election, beating Stacey Abrams for a second time and by around seven percentage points.

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