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What’s in the Georgia Election Bill?

Republicans in Georgia enacted a set of election changes last month that have become the target of criticism by Democrats, the White House, large corporations, and Major League Baseball. Most of the criticisms center on the new law purportedly making it harder to vote, which allegedly amounts to voter suppression. President Joe Biden called the law “sick” for forcing polls to close at 5 p.m., a claim that even the fact-checkers at the left-wing Washington Post deemed “false.” A review of the 98-page bill (pdf) shows that it would slightly restrict access to early voting, while expanding it in other ways. Taken in its totality, the bill appears to have a negligible overall effect on how easy it will be to vote in Georgia during the next election. Meanwhile, nearly all descriptions of the law by establishment media either entirely ignore or mention only in passing its election security and …

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