The Republican-led US state of Georgia has become infamous for a controversial piece of legislation that has acted on Trump’s “big lie” on voter fraud in the last presidential election, not to make voting more accessible and transparent but to restrict voter access. Georgia is being followed by other Republican-led states like Florida and Kansas. Kansas is the latest Grand Old Party (GOP) or Republican-led state to enact these voting restrictions. This article published by Forbes is by staff member Alison Durkee. Here is an excerpt:
Florida enacted new voting restrictions Thursday as Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law legislation that limits mail-in voting and ballot drop boxes, one of a growing number of Republican-led states that have imposed such laws as the GOP makes a nationwide push in the wake of the November election to further restrict voting in the name of election security—here’s the full list:
- Florida’s legislation adds more identification requirements to request a mail-in ballot and restricts the use of ballot drop boxes by requiring them to be staffed by an election worker, limiting the hours when ballots can be dropped off, among other measures.
- Kansas imposed new lawslast week—after lawmakers overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto—that prohibit the executive and judicial branches of government from changing election laws instead of the state legislature and put more limits on mail-in voting, including barring third parties from submitting more than 10 mail-in ballots.