PayPal seem to be against the Georgia Voter ID law and are actively expressing their opinions on social media. However, you still can’t open an account without an ID.
PayPal and other big tech companies are fighting against the new Georgia Voter ID law that stipulates that citizens are required to show valid state identification prior to voting. However, you still require ID to open an account with them.
Georgians have always been required to show ID before voting, however — mail-in voting as well as the pandemic really made things complicated. Several US states are now finding themselves inundated with invalid votes and are heading into more audits and recounts, and this is after the election.
Officials have found many irregularities with the mail-in ballots, this includes multiple votes by the same person, unsigned ballots, and votes coming from people that don’t actually exist. The 2020 presidential election is one of the most contested in history and it has everything to do with just how loose certain states were with their own voting regulations and laws.
Now Georgia re trying to make things a bit less chaotic by introducing a stricter voting law that requires more effort from voters. And now you absolutely must legal identification before you cast your vote.
This is nothing new for Georgians but sadly a lot of government officials overlooked a lot of the voting laws last election, including not verifying signatures on ballots. Now they are making sure these laws get enforced.
The National Democratic Committee and big tech alike have called this new law “racist” and are accusing republican lawmakers of cheating. Even Joe Biden called said the law was racist because he believes that it would make it harder for people of colour to vote because he doesn’t believe they know how to register to vote online.
Joe Biden recently said that Black and Hispanic people don’t know how to use the internet correctly lol. The silence is deafening. If Trump said that, everyone would’ve lost their minds for 2 weeks straight.— Shekinah (@realshekinahh) February 17, 2021
Even PayPal, among many other big tech companies, have chimed in to condemn this new law. But when asked whether they’d be willing to allow people to anonymously open accounts on their platforms they simply replied with a ‘no can do’.
“PayPal. Can you please let me open an account without an ID,” one person tweeted at the company when they heard the news.
They responded: “Great question! We usually require a customer to verify their identity with a government issues photo ID. Regrettably, we are unable to bypass this step, if it is requested.”
Facebook is another company that is taking stance against the Georgia voter ID law and they have very, very strict rules on catfish accounts. When creating a Facebook account you must use your real legal name and you can only change your surname if you provide Facebook with the government documents proving your name change. Additionally, Facebook also randomly check accounts by locking them and forcing people to verify their identities by uploading government issued photo ID.