Georgia Sued by Civil Rights Groups Over Voting Restrictions
The state of Georgia has actually made headings in current days after GOP legislators passed legislation that considerably curbs voting rights, consisting of more stringent recognition requirements and a procedure that makes it a misdemeanor to provide food and water to citizens waiting in line.
“These provisions lack any justification for their burdensome and discriminatory effects on voting,” checks out the claim, which was submitted by the New Georgia Job, Black Voters Matter Fund and Increase, Inc. “Instead, they represent a hodgepodge of unnecessary restrictions that target almost every aspect of the voting process but serve no legitimate purpose or compelling state interest other than to make absentee, early, and election-day voting more difficult — especially for minority voters.”
News of the claim comes amidst heavy criticism for the workplace of Georgia Guv Brian Kemp after Georgia State Agent Park Cannon (D) was detained for trying to knock on Kemp’s door as he remained in the procedure of signing the GOP’s ballot rights step.
Video of Cannon’s arrest went viral last night.
“Why are you arresting her?” This Facebook Live video from @TWareStevens reveals the minute authorities apprehended state Rep. Park Cannon as @GovKemp lagged those doors signing elections constraints into law. #gapol pic.twitter.com/U1xMJ6tZrY
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) March 25, 2021
Cannon has actually been launched on bail. She’s been charged with blockage of police and interfering with a session of the Georgia General Assembly.
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