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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:42 PM

County Solicitor General Brian Whiteside Will Not Enforce Food and Water Ban in Georgia Voting Law

Democratic Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside has said that he won't enforce a part of Georgia's new voting law which makes it illegal to give food or water to anyone waiting in line to vote.

"There's no rational basis for the law," Whiteside told MSNBC host Ari Melber on the Tuesday installment of The Beat. "Pursuant to a criminal law, there has to be a basis that there's going to be harm to a party or to property. There's no harm in someone being humane."

In other words, Whiteside said he won't enforce the law because he considers it inhumane and doesn't believe it furthers any legitimate government interest.

"I take an oath to seek justice," Whiteside told Melber. "It would be unjust for a police officer to arrest someone for merely giving someone some type of nutrition or hydration."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/county-solicitor-general-brian-whiteside-will-not-enforce-food-and-water-ban-in-georgia-voting-law/ar-BB1fnlsy?li=BBnb7Kz

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:46 PM

1. That's one Georgia county.

Only 158 to go.

-Laelth

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:31 PM

2. Then again, if there is no line of people since the voting process is streamilined and

efficient then there's no problem at all. Right?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 01:31 PM

3. Wouldn't Kemp be able to send Georgia State Troopers

to enforce the law? He'd be stretched too thin to do it across all counties, but I wouldn't be surprised to see at least a show of force from troopers in DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett

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