Article: Expand access? A historic restriction? What the Georgia voting law really does.

Election Reform

Expand access? A historic restriction? What the Georgia voting law really does.

Opponents of Georgia’s new elections law call it a blatant attack on voting rights, aimed specifically at suppressing the minority vote that helped propel Joe Biden’s presidential win and gave Democrats two critical seats in the U.S. Senate.

Backlash from the corporate world has been growing, and on Friday Major League Baseball announced it was moving its All-Star Game from Atlanta in response to the law. President Biden said last week the law amounts to “Jim Crow in the 21st Century,” calling it “un-American” and “sick.

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Article: State lawmakers push wave of voting changes in wake of election

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State lawmakers push wave of voting changes in wake of election

A political tug-of-war playing out in statehouses across the U.S. likely will reshape the nation’s patchwork of voter access rules, and not for the better, according to some analysts.

A wave of Republican-sponsored bills that would restrict ballot access have been introduced in statehouses nationwide in the wake of historic turnout during the 2020 election.

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