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Analysis: How Trump's election fraud lie turned into law in Georgia

This is how lies turn into laws that make it harder for people to vote. The same week that a major backer of former President Donald Trump's false election fraud narrative admitted it was unreasonable, Republican lawmakers in Georgia turned legislation inspired by the false narrative into law.

Trump celebrates GOP-led voting overhaul in Georgia

Former President Trump on Friday celebrated the signing of a far-reaching elections bill in Georgia, praising state GOP officials for “learning from the travesty of the 2020 Presidential Election," which he lost after now-President Biden flipped s

Georgia’s restrictive new voting law, explained

The very worst provisions enable partisan Republicans to seize control of election boards in Democratic counties.

Vice President Harris calls Georgia voting bill "abusive"

Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday called on Congress to strengthen voting rights a day after Georgia passed a sweeping elections bill.

Biden attacks new Georgia voting law as ‘Jim Crow’

The president called the statute ‘outrageous,’ a day after his impassioned defense of voting rights Thursday. But advocates urged Biden to do more to help the cause.

After Trump tried to intervene in the 2020 vote, state Republicans are moving to take more control of elections

Critics say a new law that passed in Georgia on Thursday clears the way for partisan actors to sway the certification of election results, as President Donald Trump unsuccessfully urged Republicans to do last fall.

It's now illegal in Georgia to give food and water to voters in line

Some observers see the provision as an attempt to curb voting by urban voters and people of color who lean Democratic and whose precincts often have long waits to cast ballots.

Biden calls Georgia law 'Jim Crow in the 21st Century' and says Justice Department is 'taking a look'

President Joe Biden on Friday called a sweeping elections bill signed into law in Georgia "Jim Crow in the 21st Century" and "an atrocity," saying the Justice Department is "taking a look" at the measure.

Here's why voting rights activists say Georgia's new election law targets Black voters

Limits on drop boxes. New identification requirements. Restrictions on out-of-precinct voting. Voting rights advocates say a new Georgia law strikes at the political power of African Americans in a key battleground state.

Biden DOJ Might Sue Georgia Over New Voter Suppression Laws

DOJ officials would only say that they are looking at the new Georgia voter suppression law, it is possible that they could sue the state.

Biden Says Georgia's New Voting Law Is 'Jim Crow In The 21st Century'

The law is expected to severely restrict voting access in the state and will disproportionately affect Black voters.

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