Probably Not What the Georgia Legislature Expected

Sunday’s Doonesbury rips the Georgia legislature and governor for passing the photo ID requirement for voting. I doubt the legislature was shooting for the state to be viewed as returning to Jim Crow (Gary Trudeau’s words) when they passed the law. Having grown up in Georgia, I can tell you that the state has long prided itself as being the progressive center of the south on race issues (the debate over the state flag excepted), and this type of publicity cannot be what state leaders want.