A felony to give someone waiting to vote water?
WTF would pass such a law?
Who have hundreds of new vote suppression bill’s up for votes across the country.
They themselves have made it easier for Democrats to run against this with a push for more voter law protections and another push for voters to come out and vote ….
Republicans are furious over what they view as Democrats and the media misconstruing elements of the Georgia bill to establish a narrative that the GOP is seeking to suppress the Black vote.
The food and water provision, from their standpoint is a good example. The new law establishes boundaries that are on the books in many blue states, allowing poll workers to distribute food and water but relegating activists to stations outside of polling places. Language that would have rolled back voting on Sundays was taken out of the legislation.
And they say the voter ID requirement for absentee ballots, which replaces a signature matching system, will streamline the certification process while causing inconvenience to a negligible number of voters.
“As everyone learns what is actually in the bill, a lot of this will die down,” Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) said on Newsmax on Monday. “And hopefully folks will punish the people who are spreading these lies and mistruths and call them out for what they really are.”
Biden and other White House officials have been outspoken in opposition to voting restrictions being proposed and implemented nationwide. Biden decried the rollback of voting rights during a press conference as “despicable,” and on Friday he denounced the Georgia law as an “atrocity.”
He suggested the Department of Justice could look at the Georgia law, and the president earlier this month signed an executive order intended to leverage federal resources to ensure ballot access. The passage of voting rights legislation in Congress is also a top priority, officials said, though existing proposals are unlikely to garner enough votes in the Senate.
The White House has limited tools at its disposal to directly fight back against laws like the one in Georgia given elections are run by states.
Instead, officials have focused on hammering home the idea that the right to vote is under attack and elevating the issue whenever possible….