However, what this article fails to reflect is....WE CHOOSE WHICH BALLOT WE WANT WHEN WE GO TO VOTE...DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN OR INDEPENDENT. They ask us, we tell them & that is the ballot we vote in the primary. Sooooooooooooo, I'm betting that at least 1/3 to 1/2 who have requested the GOP ballot will be voting Democrat in the general election. I still haven't made it to early voting & I may not if my back keeps acting up...but I can still vote in the primary at my polling station just down the road on May 24...which i would do even if I had to crawl down there. But I will be choosing the GOP ballot.
Early voting in Georgia’s May 24 primary continued to break records in its first week, with Republicans responsible for the majority of the surge.
Georgia Votes, which tracks turnout, said 180,620 ballots were cast last week, up 236% from 53,701 during the same period of 2018, when the last primary with major state offices was on the ballot.
Republicans made up 57% of last week’s early voters, compared to 42% for Democrats, according to the group.
With two weeks until the primary, former President Donald Trump has now endorsed in 10 of Georgia’s Republican primary races, including challengers to three top GOP incumbents; Governor Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and Attorney General Chris Carr.
Trump has called all three RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, on the grounds that they failed to overturn his 2020 Georgia election loss or back up his unproven claims of massive fraud. He is also pushing former University of Georgia football star Herschel Walker in the U.S. Senate race.
I’m one of the ones who usually gets a Dem primary ballot but requested a GOP ballot specifically so I could vote against Marge Greene and for Kemp and Raffensburger.
So I agree, assuming Dems picked Dem ballots and the GOPers picked Republican ballots is wrong- especially if you think of all the independents. (They do have an unaffiliated ballot but it’s a ghost town over there).