Article: Georgia House Approves New Restrictions As GOP War On Voting Rights Intensifies

Election 2020

The Georgia House of Representatives on Monday approved a sweeping election overhaul bill that would place new voter ID requirements on absentee ballots and limit weekend voting ― becoming the latest Republican-controlled state legislative chamber to place additional restrictions on voting in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s loss in November.

Georgia and Arizona, two states where President Joe Biden scored the first victory for a Democratic presidential candidate in three decades last year, have emerged as the epicenters of the GOP’s attempts to curtail voting rights in 2021. Arguing that expanded absentee and early voting programs sowed chaos and confusion during an unprecedented pandemic, Republicans in both states have proposed and begun passing restrictions and election reforms that would make it harder for many voters ― especially Black and Latino voters ― to cast ballots in the future.

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Article: Trump lawyers allege Arizona election fraud conspiracy in GOP ‘hearing’

Election Fraud

Trump lawyers allege Arizona election fraud conspiracy in GOP ‘hearing’

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani urged Arizona state legislators to get to the bottom of an alleged voter fraud conspiracy during a “hearing” Monday, the same day that the state certified the election for Democratic President-elect Joe Biden.

“You also had numerous situations of your workers, your citizens, observing the poll officials helping people vote to the point of telling them who to vote for,” Giuliani said. “Poll workers being observed changing votes, taking ambiguous votes and making sure they were cast for Biden.”

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