Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access

Georgia House passes GOP bill rolling back voting access
(Source: WALB)

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Georgia have muscled legislation through the state House that would roll back voting access.

It was passed over the objection of Democrats and civil rights groups gathered at the Capitol to protest. The bill comes after record turnout led to Democratic wins in Georgia’s presidential election and two U.S. Senate runoffs.

House Bill 531 passed 97-72 and now goes to the state Senate for more debate.

The far-reaching bill would require a photo ID for absentee voting, limit the amount of time voters have to request an absentee ballot and limit early voting hours on weekends.

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