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Democratic lawmakers and activists attack new election bills

The Red and Black

Democratic activists slam two bills they say would threaten voters’ and election workers’ rights.
The bills, SB 221 and 222 were introduced by Republican lawmakers to the Georgia General Assembly last Tuesday.
If passed, SB 221 would eliminate drop off boxes from all elections and lower the threshold needed for individuals to challenge a voter’s registration if that voter has recently changed addresses. ACLU of Georgia’s Senior Policy Counsel Vasu Abhiraman, said SB 221 targets low-income Georgians, those living in urban areas, and young voters.
According to Clarke County Board of Elections Chairman Rocky Raffle, SB 221 may be illegal despite Republican lawmakers’ backing.
Raffle also shared concerns about SB 222. If passed, SB 222 would limit election funding by making it illegal for officials to accept supplemental funding from third-parties.
Esosa Osa, Fair Fight Action’s Deputy Executive Director, calls SB 221 and 222 undemocratic. Both bills are in review by the Georgia Senate after receiving approval by the Committee on Ethics.

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