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Sat Mar 6, 2021, 03:36 PM

Georgia House Passes Bill That Could Restrict Voting Access For Black Voters


BY : SAMAN JAVED ON : 06 MAR 2021 18:35

Georgia’s state House has passed a bill to introduce new voter restrictions that could unfairly target Black people.

The measures include a ban on automatic voter registration and a limit on Sunday early voting days and ballot drop boxes.

Georgia House Passes Bill That Could Restrict Voting Access For Black Voters
BY : SAMAN JAVED ON : 06 MAR 2021 18:35

Georgia’s state House has passed a bill to introduce new voter restrictions that could unfairly target Black people.
The measures include a ban on automatic voter registration and a limit on Sunday early voting days and ballot drop boxes.

Cliff Albright, the founder of Black Voters Matter, told CNN that the proposal undoes methods used to mobilise Black voters, such as limiting Sunday early voting.

An analysis by the publication found that Black people made up almost 35% of voters who cast early ballots on the three weekend voting days that could be eliminated under the new law.

‘We know that their targets are Black voters. Clearly, the attack is based on when it is and how it is that they know Black voters are being mobilized to turn out,’ Albright said.

He added: ‘They know that they can’t win elections if we actually expand access to voting or even if we just maintain it.’

More:
https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/georgia-house-passes-bill-that-could-restrict-voting-access-for-black-voters/

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