The Georgia House of Representatives has hastily introduced an omnibus election bill that would make voting harder in a state that experienced record setting turnout in 2020. This partisan effort is part of a larger disturbing trend of restrictive voting bills that are gaining steam across the U.S. this year.
Jonathan Diaz, legal counsel for voting rights at Campaign Legal Center (CLC), named Georgia one of the three states to watch for new voter suppression laws this year, the others being Pennsylvania and Arizona.
Legislators were given limited time to read HB 531 before the hearing and the people of Georgia were blindsided by its release. CLC is a part of a coalition of voting rights organizations working to oppose this bill. Tweetable quote: If this omnibus bill is passed, it will be devastating for voting rights.
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