Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently | The Augusta Chronicle

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Democrats, Republicans view Sunday voting differently | The Augusta Chronicle

“It’s a partisan issue on the Democrats’ part,” Barbee said. “The last time, they had President Obama on the ticket. He had a great political machine and they don’t have that machine anymore, and they’ve got to do it on their own, and this is what they’re doing.”

Barbee likened Sunday voting to the addition of Sunday alcohol sales.

“Before, everybody bought their booze on Saturday,” he said. “All it did was give (the same people) an extra day to buy booze.”

Barbee said he did not expect Sunday voting to increase turnout.

Super District 9 Augusta Commissioner Marion Williams, a pastor, called Sunday voting a good thing, but did not expect pastors to use their pulpits to coordinate voting after the service.

“Every pastor is going to preach Jesus, he’s not going to preach voting,” Williams said, adding that God is concerned about the government, as indicated by the Bible story about a judge who returned a child to his mother.

“Government is a part of our lives and God is a part of everything,” he said.

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