The AJC and Karen Handel are firing at each other again. You can read the AJC editorial here. I love this bit:
Handel’s credibility has also suffered because of her specious pursuit of voter fraud when — as she acknowledged before she was elected — the state’s historic low turnout suggests that voter indifference is the more pressing concern.
I didn’t realize the Secretary of State was only capable of handling one issue at a time. Of course, given the seriousness of voter fraud (and the fact that it is hard to prove once done), it seems her priority would be right, even though the AJC calls it specious.
The AJC also hits her on the Common Cause report. Common Cause is a left wing organization, whether you believe it or not. Just because it plays up the veneer of a non-partisan organization, does not make it so.
Karen Handel responses here and takes on the Common Cause issue directly:
While a recent Common Cause report supposedly addressed elections preparedness in the state, a close read reveals that the real criticisms of Georgia are related to their opposition to photo ID (they were the plaintiff in the federal lawsuit against Georgia), their support for multilingual ballots and other ideologically driven initiatives. I simply disagree with Common Cause, and make no apologies for my support of photo ID or for presenting all election materials and ballots in English only.
See, this is another reason why I’m torn about Karen running for Governor. I think she’d be an awesome Governor and I’d gladly support her. But she’s a bad ass Secretary of State and we need that. She’s got a level of tenacity we need in that position.