Democrats are suggesting to people that they move to Georgia temporarily in order to vote for the Democratic candidates in the two Senate elections in the state.
That should come as no surprise to anyone even though it would be a felony if anyone would actually do that.
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office made clear to the Wall Street Journal:
A spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees voter registrations, declined to comment on how quickly someone could establish legal residency in Georgia, but cited state law that it is a felony to vote in Georgia elections if you are not a legal resident or if you are residing in the state briefly with the intention just to vote and then move away.
“These are sensitive issues, and election officials are going to pay attention to what is happening,” said Enrijeta Shino, a University of North Florida political science professor who has researched voting issues in Georgia. “People should be very careful about doing that.” [Emphasis added]
People moving to Georgia briefly can work on campaigns and canvass for candidates, but voting in the state without the intention of staying would be considered fraud, she warned. [Emphasis added]
Even so, the Democrats are still suggesting it. After all, they will not be the ones getting locked up in prison. On November 6th, Andrew Lang made the suggestion.
Andrew Yang@AndrewYang·Nov 6, 2020The best thing we could do for Joe is to get him a Democratic Senate. There should be coordination of resources. Everyone who campaigned for Joe should get ready to head to Georgia. I’ll go. It’s the only way to sideline Mitch and give Joe a unified government.Andrew Yang@AndrewYangThere isn’t much time. The earliest date for absentee ballots to be mailed for the runoff is Nov. 18. The registration deadline is Dec. 7. The In-person early voting begins Dec. 14.3:24 PM · Nov 6, 2020
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman told CNN that he hopes that Democrats will move to Georgia temporarily so they can vote in the election.
Vernon Jones@RepVernonJones·Out of state liberals are planning to flood the state of Georgia in order to undermine the integrity of our election and vote in our upcoming Senate runoffs. This practice should be made ILLEGAL and I’m calling on @GovKemp to call a special session to make it so.