MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow continued her focus on Republican voter suppression efforts on Tuesday — but finally offered some hope for her views concerned with the GOP’s attacks on democracy.
“In the last midterm election in 2014 — so four years ago — on the first day of early voting, about 21,000 people voted, Maddow reported. “Yesterday, look at this, over 69,000 people voted — that’s an apples to apples comparison with the last midterm — over 69,000 people cast an in-person early ballot in Georgia yesterday, compared to 21,000 on the same day in the last midterm.”
“That’s more than triple the number of people four years ago,” Maddow noted. “That number is super high, even though some voters experienced the kind of hurdles we have come to expect, particularly this year in Georgia.”
Maddow noted, “when you add in the mail-in ballots, more than 129,000 Georgians have voted already in advance of the November 6th election.”
“And again, make the comparison with the last midterm, this time four years ago, the number was just over 46,000, now look at it,” Maddow continued. “So mail in and in-person early voting, the numbers combined this year are nearly triple what they were in the last midterm in the great state of Georgia.”
“We’re now seeing early voting and mail-in ballot voting in Georgia just going through the roof, at least in the early days,” Maddow concluded.