GA: State GOP Introduce Voting Restrictions Legislation
GEORGIA GOP STATE SENATORS HAVE INTRODUCED A SERIES OF BILLS THAT WOULD ROLL BACK VOTER ACCESS IN THE STATE
(CNN) – Republican lawmakers in Georgia are looking to roll back voter access in the state.
GOP state senators introduced eight proposed measures on Monday.
They include requiring an excuse to vote absentee, banning ballot drop boxes, requiring identification when requesting an absentee ballot application, limiting who can distribute those applications, expanding poll watcher access, prohibiting new Georgia residents from voting in runoffs, and mandating monthly updates on voters who have died.
The new bills come after Democrats made historic gains in the state.
In November, Georgia voted for a democratic president for the first time in three decades.
The state also elected two democratic senators in January’s run-off.
Democrats in Georgia have rebuked these proposed changes.
CNN has reached out to the Senate Press Office and the Senate Pro Tempore, who co-sponsored the bills.