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If GA Pushes Through Voter Restrictions, A Legal Battle Will Follow

This Week in Voting Rights: A weekly roundup of news on Americans' access to the ballot box.
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 09: A polling place worker holds an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker to hand to a voter on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 09: A polling place worker holds an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker to hand to a voter on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Nevada are holdin... ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 09: A polling place worker holds an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker to hand to a voter on June 9, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Georgia, West Virginia, South Carolina, North Dakota, and Nevada are holding primaries amid the coroanvirus pandemic (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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February 8, 2021 1:55 p.m.

Among the 28 states now considering restrictive vote measures, Georgia Republicans are pushing some of the most aggressive measures, and, on Monday, their opponents warned that they’re ready to sue if the new bills are made law. “We will see them in court, and we will win,” Marc Elias, a Democratic election lawyer, said in a press call with Fair Fight Action’s Stacy Abrams. Georgia is considering bills that would add ID requirements to absentee voting, prohibit drop boxes, ban third parties from sending out mail voting applications and even end no-excuse absentee voting altogether.

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