A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.,

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A National Campaign to Restrict Voting

Following the 2020 election, Georgia Republicans have restricted voting rights. Other states are likely to follow suit.

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In the weeks after the 2020 election, Georgia’s Republican leaders emerged as defenders of election integrity, rebuffing demands by former President Trump to overturn the results.

But now voting rights in the state are under threat.

The Republicans in the state legislature watched as the state flipped for a Democratic presidential candidate for the first time in decades and two Democrats — Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock — won their Senate runoff elections. Their response was a package of voting restrictions.

Today, we look at the measures introduced in Georgia and how similar laws may be passed elsewhere in the country.


Nick Corasaniti, a domestic correspondent covering national politics for The New York Times.

ImageThree Democratic state representatives, Kim Schofield, second from left, Viola Davis and Sandra Scott, at a protest outside the Georgia Capitol as House members debated a bill on voting restrictions last week.
Three Democratic state representatives, Kim Schofield, second from left, Viola Davis and Sandra Scott, at a protest outside the Georgia Capitol as House members debated a bill on voting restrictions last week.Credit…Nicole Craine for The New York Times

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