Schumer Vows Action Over “Despicable” Georgia Bill

The Hill reports:

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday condemned a sweeping elections bill signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), calling the legislation “despicable” and vowing to take action against it.

The controversial law, passed by a party-line vote just hours earlier by the GOP-controlled state General assembly, tightens voting laws by limiting the use of ballot drop boxes and setting photo ID requirements for absentee voting.

The bill also takes aim at the state’s absentee-ballot request period, setting the deadline for voters to request absentee ballots at 11 days before an election. It also calls for prohibiting people from giving food or drinks to voters waiting in line to cast their ballots.

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