House Democrats threatening to pull support for a legislation that would allow online sports betting in Georgia in response to the flurry of election and voting bills proposed by Republicans.
Today on Political Rewind: Democrats and voting rights groups are mounting a furious counterattack to legislation designed to restrict early and absentee voting in Georgia. Also, Georgia teachers will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Yesterday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his plan to expand the circle of Georgians eligible for shots to include educators and school staff starting early in March.
The Georgia State Senate unanimously passed legislation to make easier the path to get off probation.
Nearly 80 bills and resolutions have been filed in the Georgia legislature that would change the way Georgians vote, including two omnibus measures working their way through the chambers. What would voting look like if these proposals were approved?
An omnibus voting bill filed in the Georgia Senate this week that proposed ending no-excuse absentee voting could be pared down after outcry from voting rights groups and concern from Democrats and some Republicans.
The Georgia State Senate passed legislation that would stop Georgians from changing their clocks twice a year. Senate Bill 100 would move Georgia to standard time year-round.
An omnibus elections bill introduced directly into a Georgia House committee Thursday would ban Sunday early voting, shrink the window to request and mail out absentee ballots and make other sweeping changes to election laws.
Republican lawmakers in the Georgia Senate — many of whom pushed conspiracies and tried to overturn the November election — have filed a slate of bills seeking to roll back voting access after Democrats flipped the presidential race and both U.S. Senate seats.
Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler are calling on Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to resign after "too many failures in Georgia elections this year," though the lawmakers failed to cite evidence to support their claims.
Passing the budget becomes the legislative priority, and Kemp signs the Hate Crimes Law.
The former senator, who lost to Sen. Jon Ossoff in one of two Georgia runoff elections, would seek the seat of Sen. Raphael Warnock next year. He filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
The appointed Fulton County Board of Registration and Election voted 3-2 to fire Elections Director Rick Barron, despite support from his staff and a successful November election, because of lingering problems with how Georgia's largest county runs its vote-counting processes.
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