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.
On today’s episode
Georgia Republicans have moved early in a campaign to rewrite voting rules. Republicans in other states are determined to follow them.
The country’s most hotly contested state has calmed down after months of drama, court fights and national attention. But new storms are on the horizon.
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Nick Corasaniti contributed reporting.
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