“Congratulations to Georgia and the Georgia State Legislature for changing their Rules and Regulations for voters,” Trump said in a statement through his Save America political action committee. “They learned from the 2020 presidential election parody, which can never be allowed to happen again. Too bad these changes could not have been made earlier! ”
But Democrats argue that he is targeting black voters who rallied in force last fall and again in January to support his party’s candidates.
“This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end, “Biden said.” We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act. “
Georgia’s new law already faces a legal challenge from a civil rights group, which argues in its filing that the changes illegally suppress voters’ rights in violation of constitutional protections and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Meanwhile, House Democrats earlier this month passed the For the People Act, a broad voting and electoral reform bill that would make voting easier by requiring states to offer mail-in ballots, enact same day voter registration and extend early voting.
Republicans have denounced the legislation as an overreach of states’ rights.