Gabriel Sterling is the Chief Operating Officer for the Georgia Secretary of State. Mark Elias is America’s preeminent voting rights lawyer. They don’t see eye-to-eye on this whole democracy thing.
Sterling doesn’t think that Georgia’s new set of draconian voting laws — which drastically limits the number of ballot drop boxes, eliminates Sunday voting, tightens I.D. requirements aimed at minorities, and prohibits giving out water to people waiting on lines — is Jim Crow 2.0.
SB202 is not a voter suppression bill… It’s more inconvenience than suppressive. — Gabriel Sterling
Democracy docket founder Marc Elias begs to differ.
Inconveniencing voters IS what voter suppression is. When you make voting harder for people, fewer people are going to vote. For someone working two jobs, the difference between convenient and inconvenient is the difference between voting and not voting.
— Marc Elias
NEW POD: A very special MeidasTouch Podcast with guests Marc Elias and Gabriel Sterling is out now. Get the definitive breakdown on the many recent voting bills.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) April 2, 2021