“Congratulations to Georgia and the Georgia State Legislature on changing their voter Rules and Regulations,” Trump said in a statement through his political action committee Save America. “They learned from the travesty of the 2020 Presidential Election, which can never be allowed to happen again. Too bad these changes could not have been done sooner!”
But Democrats argue it targets the Black voters who turned out in force last fall and again in January to support their party’s candidates.
Clinton is not the only prominent Democrat critical of the law. President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Biden shifts on filibuster GOP looks to squeeze Biden, Democrats on border Sanders creates new headache for Biden on taxes MORE on Friday sharply condemned the law as “Jim Crow in the 21st century.”
“This is Jim Crow in the 21st century. It must end,” said Biden. “We have a moral and constitutional obligation to act.”
The new Georgia law is already facing 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 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Meanwhile, House Democrats earlier this month passed the For the People Act, a sweeping voting rights and election reform bill that would make it easier to vote by requiring states to offer mail-in ballots, enact same-day voter registration and expand early voting.
Republicans have denounced the legislation as an overreach of states’ rights.