The Senate Rules Committee left the boundaries of the United States Capitol and traveled to Georgia on Monday to hold a field hearing on the state’s new election law, with Democrats insisting the bill This bill is a racist measure intended to make voting more difficult for minorities.
Senator Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Who claimed the rules were a new form of Jim Crow restrictions, noted the length of the bill – 80 pages – and asked Democratic State Senator Sally Harrell if part of it was about having “a good number of speakers” and a solution to the problem of long lines, which have prevented minorities from voting in the past. Ultimately, she says, it is.
“There’s actually a piece of – a section in the bill that says if it’s documented that people have to wait awhile, that in the next election this constituency will be divided,” Harrell admitted. .
While Harrell admitted that the issue of long lines and number of constituencies was addressed by the bill, she went on to claim that it was actually a “smoking gun” as to why the bill is in fact detrimental to the ability of people to vote.
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“Another tactic that has been used in the past for voter suppression is the change of constituency locations,” Harrell explained. “People are creatures of habit. They tend to do it, if they’ve done something one way once, they think it’s supposed to be the same the next time around. So the voting location changes… the precinct is divided, they go where they used to vote and stand in line, and their name is not on the list, so they have to go somewhere else. they’re going somewhere and it’s closed, and they don’t know where to go.
Democrats have spoken out against the Georgian bill, saying it is racist for placing restrictions on voting. In Monday’s hearing, Senator Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., Painted a dire picture when he appeared as a witness, stating that the United States is “a house that democracy has built, and right now this house is on fire “.
Criticism of the voting law from the left in recent months has led to a campaign of pressure that culminated in the Major League Baseball All-Star game last week in Denver instead of Atlanta, where he was originally. supposed to unfold.
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Republicans retorted that Democrats were spreading disinformation about the bill, and that was not to suppress votes but to make elections safer.
The Washington Post fact-checker confirmed allegations of Democratic misrepresentation when he granted President Biden a maximum of four “Pinocchios” for falsely saying he was “ending voting hours earlier,” while ‘in reality, it will keep the same hours on election day and, in most cases, probably increase early voting hours.
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