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Georgia Republican State Senators Propose Bills to End No-excuse Mail Voting, Automatic Registration

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Georgia Republican State Senators Propose Bills to End No-excuse Mail Voting, Automatic Registration

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A group of Republican state senators introduced a series of bills on Feb. 1 that would amend the Peach State’s election laws to end statewide vote-by-mail, the use of ballot drop boxes, and automatic voter registration. The package of eight bills also includes a measure that would require voters to provide a copy of their identification or driver’s license when applying for an absentee ballot. The bills represent a major overhaul of the way Georgia runs its elections after Republicans lost the presidential election and two special elections for the U.S. Senate. Then-President Donald Trump had challenged the validity of the outcome of the presidential election in the state. Two recounts failed to turn up any significant irregularities and several court challenges failed to deliver results. “We’ve got to restore confidence in the ballot box. When people lose confidence in the ballot box they ultimately lose confidence in their government,” …

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