Poll finds 0% of Black Georgia voters had trouble casting their ballots, despite Biden’s claims

Voting booths.
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A new poll from the University of Georgia has found that 0% of Georgia’s Black voters had a “poor” experience while casting their ballots in the midterm elections.

The poll examined voter experiences, as many Democrats claimed that state laws would make it increasingly difficult for voters, specifically minorities, to express their right to vote.

Georgia’s voting laws have been a hot topic since the 2020 election and the months after, when the state’s legislature passed updated laws and requirements for voters that were met with heavy criticism.

A statement from President Biden in March 2021 said that the voting legislation passed in Georgia was an “attack on the right to vote.” Biden then took it a step further, calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”

“It must end. We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act,” Biden said, adding that it would “effectively deny the right to vote to countless voters.”

The poll asked respondents to rate their voting experience from the 2022 election, and of those that identified as Black, 0% said they had a “poor” experience, 72% said it was “excellent,” and 23.6% said it was “good.”

Going further, 99% of all respondents said they had no issues while voting, and 95.3% of voters reported a wait time of 30 minutes or less.

Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger spoke with Fox News after seeing the poll's results, saying voters saw “through the lies” of Democrats.

“Partisan critics of Georgia’s elections described our processes and security measures as ‘Jim Crow 2.0’ designed to ‘suppress’ voters and ‘subvert’ elections,” Raffensperger said in a statement this week.

However, Raffensperger said that the state’s “record-breaking midterm voter turnout” and the “minimal” wait times voters experienced show that Georgians “know that Georgia elections are safe, secure and accessible to every legal voter.”

Of those polled, 84.1% of Black voters said they strongly or somewhat agreed with the statement that it’s “easy to cast a ballot in the state of Georgia.” According to the poll, 15.9% disagreed with the statement.

The poll was conducted from November 13, 2022, to December 6, 2022. In total, 1,253 Georgia residents were polled. There is a margin or error of plus or minus 2.8 points.

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