The Georgians Ending Abortion coalition has grown: Now Apologia,End Abortion Now, and other groups are adding their strength to the effort to advance legislation in Georgia that would provide Equal Protection for all of the preborn.
The above video tells the tragic story about how legislation last year in Louisiana that would have saved the lives all of the preborn was thwarted—not by pro-aborts—but by the pseudo-prolife community in bed with the political Establishment. Some of those who contributed to thwarting that life-saving legislation were people and organizations from right here in Georgia. Now the battle is coming to Georgia. See the video to get a preview of what we can expect.
The GRA is committed to stand with our partners in the coming legislative session to protect the lives of all preborn babies.
We ask for your prayers and support in the effort. We would encourage your families, churches, and communities to help support the coming legislation.
As you prayerfully consider your end-of-the-year tax-deductible giving, we would recommend that you donate to one of our non-profit partner organizations in this effort. Although the GRA is not a 501(c)3, you can give to Georgia Right to Life, Apologia, and End Abortion Now— allorganizations working unapologetically to provide 100% Equal Protection to all the preborn with zeroeugenics! We know that they will put your donation dollars to good use.
One might be surprised that Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is echoing our calls to see the Republican-controlled Georgia General Assembly go back to the drawing board and pass meaningful election integrity reform. Except that Raffensperger wants to run backwards in his recommended policy suggestions.
Specifically, the Secretary of State is urging the state legislature to put an end to runoff elections and instead adopt rank-choice voting. Since many of us are still skeptical that in an election system that he controls Raffensperger genuinely beat Congressman Jody Hice in the Republican Primary without a runoff, we understand why Raffensperger doesn’t like runoffs, but this is not the kind of election reform we had in mind. The Secretary of State also only narrowly won election to his position after a runoff with Democrat John Barrow in 2018.
However, rank-choice voting has demonstrated itself to be a disaster for small-government conservatives pretty much wherever it’s been tried around the country. If the greatest weakness of primaries and general elections is that they prey upon ignorance, ranked choice voting exacerbates that problem.
It’s no coincidence that the most liberal states like California, Hawaii, and New York have pioneered rank choice voting. Former Governor Sarah Palin twice this year lost a Congressional race to a Democrat in Alaska’s rank choice voting system. “Ranked-choice voting is a scam to rig elections,” U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) tweeted. “60% of Alaska voters voted for a Republican, but thanks to a convoluted process and ballot exhaustion—which disenfranchises voters—a Democrat ‘won.’”
Instead of passing any kind of rank choice system, the Georgia General Assembly should do what they should have done with the much derided S.B. 202. Namely:
First, they should get rid of all absentee drop boxes. Any persons who come in to submit a ballot prior to Election Day (if allowed at all) should only be able to submit such a ballot for themselves, and should have to show their photo I.D. to elections personnel to prove they are really only voting on their own behalf and that they personally are of a sound mind.
Rather than getting rid of absentee drop boxes, the state legislature under Speaker David Ralston and Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan‘s guidance actually increasedthe number of drop boxes—requiring one per county! Only the state of Texas has more counties than Georgia.
Second, they should get rid of the “QR-code” on the Dominion Voting machine ballot printouts. Anything in the digital elections system that could conceivably open up the system for possibly difficult to detect computer alterations should be avoided for obvious reasons. There are many other states that use the Dominion Voting system, but have opted to not use this part of their system. Why should we?
Honestly, we would not be heartbroken if Georgia got rid of the Dominion Voting system altogether. Whatever it was supposed to do to make elections more efficient or trustworthy has clearly failed. It now takes just as long, if not longer, to report outcomes, and now parties on both sides complain about treachery more than ever before.
Third, no county in Georgia should report their numbers from Election Day until all counties have a final tally ready to present simultaneously. This is a simple matter of “keeping” honest election boards honest (yes, we’re talking about you, Fulton & DeKalb).
Fourth, any window for early voting should be shrunk. The policy of Georgia elections should be to maximize the number of people who vote actually on Election Day.
Ideally, we should all vote only on Election Day. That’s why it’s called “Election Day” and not “Election Month.” Both the state and federal government should make Election Day a holiday to encourage all businesses to give their employees the day off to go vote. We should make it normative for people to only vote on Election Day.
Anyone who might be granted an exception to the rule of only voting on Election Day should have the burden of proof on them that they have a special situation that merits such an exception. (Even then, a regular citizen should be allowed to vote no more than a week early.) Serving in the military would be such an exception. Having a mental incapacity would definitely not.
Meanwhile, Secretary of State Raffensperger wants large counties to open up more locations for early voting. That suggestion would only encourage more people to vote early rather than on Election Day. This is counterproductive because the whole point of election integrity reform is to increase the trustworthiness of the final reported election outcome, but longer windows for voting only provides cheaters with more opportunities to cheat and ballot harvest.
Seriously, you’d think Raffensperger was being fed these bad ideas from the Democrats themselves.
Even so, this week Secretary of State Raffensperger has been conducting “random” ballot counts around the state in 137 counties to try to demonstrate that the current system can be trusted. Of course, no once suspects that the particular batches of ballots selected for counting were not hand-selected in advance specifically because those particular batches were safe from having any evidence of fraud. One has to wonder if this is little more than an elaborate magic show where the illusionist knows the trick to the art of magic is that “it’s all about misdirection!”
If you want greater election integrity and transparency, let your voice be heard! Contact your State House representatives with their information from this web site, and for the State Senate get their information at this web site. To contact the Secretary of State, go to this web site. If we don’t speak up, if YOU don’t speak up, nothing will change. You can also add your name to the petition below from our endorsed State Senator Colton Moore (R-District 53) to express your opposition to Raffensperger’s proposal for rank-choice voting.
The Georgia Republican Assembly was pleased to participate in the BLEXIT Christmas Party this past weekend, and show our support for the work of this movement of Black Americans who are Exiting the Democrat Party with its Big Government woke nonesense!
Originally founded by Candace Owens, the BLEXIT organization in Georgia is run by a fantastic group of dedicated leaders, including Jay Andrews. We would encourage you to learn more about them!
Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you probably have seen reports that Democrat President Joe Biden this week signed the notorious “[Dis]Respect for Marriage Act.” The legislation would not have passed the U.S. Senate without the support of twelve RINO Republicans, including the usual suspects Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill also received support from 39 so-called “Republicans” in the U.S. House, including from out-going Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming).
However, did you know that marriage predates civil government? The institution of one man and one woman for life is the core building block of society and was created several generations before God instituted civil government. (See Genesis 2 & Genesis 9.) Therefore, the idea of civil government redefining marriage is kind of like a child renaming his mother and is just as absurd as Congress passing a law attempting to redefine gravity.
Those who, as our Founding Fathers, recognize that the source of law is “the laws of nature and of nature’s God” are outraged by this attack that actually destroys marriage, harms children, and threatens religious liberty.
In the past, advocates for unnatural forms of unions have exclaimed the mantra “live and let live,” but as this movement continues its political shift, it has become clear their real objective is to use the coercive power of the state to force people to pretend like there is nothing unscientific, immoral, or damaging about this behavior in society and to force them to participate in it.