DNC on Voting Issues in Georgia

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after widespread reports of voting issues across Georgia during today’s primary election:

“It’s not a Republican-run election in Georgia if something doesn’t go wrong. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has made his predecessor Brian Kemp proud by holding yet another election marred by voter suppression. Once again, Georgians are facing inoperable voting machines, delayed openings, a shortage of poll workers, and criminally long waiting lines just to exercise their constitutional right to make their voices heard. In the words of 80-year-old Georgia voter Anita Heard, who waited hours to cast her ballot this morning, ‘This is ridiculous.’ And it must be fixed before the general election in November. Democrats believe our democracy works best when it’s easier for people to vote, not harder. That’s why we will keep fighting tooth and nail to protect the right that protects all others – the right to vote.”