GOP Governor Signs Bill Changing Election Rules
(UnitedVoice.com) – Georgia was one of the most contested states after the 2020 election. Joe Biden flipped it blue for the first time since the early 1990s. In the weeks that followed the election, there were a lot of allegations of voter fraud. Those concerns prompted state lawmakers to take action.
On March 25, Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed Senate Bill 202 into law. The bill implements stringent requirements for absentee voting, limits the number of drop boxes for ballots, and allows the legislature to have more say in elections. It also makes it illegal for people to hand out food and water to people waiting in line to vote. Republicans say the measures will make it harder to cheat in the state.
I was proud to sign S.B. 202 to ensure elections in Georgia are secure, fair, and accessible. I appreciate the hard work of members of the General Assembly to make it easy to vote and hard to cheat. pic.twitter.com/1ztPnfD6rd
— Governor Brian P. Kemp (@GovKemp) March 25, 2021
Democrats are calling the bill a resurgence of the Jim Crow era. They claim that it’ll prevent people from voting. Republicans deny the allegations and say it will protect free and fair elections.
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