In March 2021, four months after former President Donald Trump claimed that voter fraud cost him the state’s electoral votes and the presidency, Georgia’s Republican governor signed a law criminalizing people who give food or drinks to voters waiting at the polls.
A federal appeals court granted Florida's request to reinstate parts of the state's election law while it appeals a lower court's decision that the law was aimed at suppressing Black voters.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The legislative session ends Monday, so we looked at the latest news from the Capitol. A bill making sweeping changes to Georgia’s mental health services is on its way to the governor's desk for his signature.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut is back at the helm, as we discussed the marathon of issues the legislator has to pass before Sine Die. But first, former President Trump seems to backpedal on former Sen. David Perdue's run for governor.
Georgia senators are scrapping further big changes in state election law. The Senate Ethics Committee took the vote Tuesday after strong opposition from local election officials who said changes would create needless red tape.
New Georgia law makes it harder for judges to expand polling place hours
Republican state lawmakers across the country are ramping up their drive to enact voting and election-related laws in time for crucial 2022 midterm elections.
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris urged Senators to push federal voting rights legislation in a speech Tuesday in Atlanta.
Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia’s new election law is likely to face federal scrutiny now that Attorney General Merrick Garland has announced plans for the Department of Justice to review state laws across the country that some say limit the right to vote. Garland's DOJ will also look at post-election audits, such as those being proposed here.
The director of the conservative Heritage Action for America claims the lobbying organization played a pivotal role in some of the most controversial provisions in Georgia’s sweeping new voting overhaul.
The legislation was criticized by Democrats, progressive groups and voting rights advocates as "voter suppression." Republicans view it as "sensible election integrity legislation."