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Political Rewind: GOP Aims To Restrict Voting As Loeffler Launches Voter Registration Group
Monday on Political Rewind: Voting rights groups are expressing outrage over a newly introduced 48-page bill that consolidates the dramatic changes Republican legislators want to make in how Georgians now vote. Opponents say the bills are clear efforts at voter suppression, but advocates say they are needed to restore public faith in the integrity of the state’s elections.
Plus, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler announced a new voter registration group aimed at helping Republicans register likely conservative voters and advocating for conservative electoral policies. Some are already describing this initiative as the Republican version of the Fair Fight voting rights group that Stacey Abrams started after her defeat in the 2018 election for Georgia governor.
Also: The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in the long-simmering "water war" between Georgia and Florida. The case pits Florida oystermen against farmers along the Flint River in southwest Georgia.
Our panel of experts and analysts weighs in on these topics and more.
Rep. Sam Park — (D) Lawrenceville
Heath Garrett — Republican political consultant
Riley Bunch — Statehouse reporter, CNHI News
Jim Galloway — Veteran political analyst