US voting rights: Biden heads to Georgia in push for poll reforms
Al Jazeera, 11 Jan 2022
US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to Georgia on Tuesday to take a stand against state laws they say threaten voting rights.
In the swing state of Georgia, new laws make it harder to request mail ballots, bar election officials from sending applications for those ballots, restrict the number of drop boxes and polling places in heavily Democratic, urban areas, and make it a crime to offer food or water to people waiting in long lines for a chance to vote.
Some states have gone further, passing laws that would undermine nonpartisan election agencies and officials and even allow partisan officials to reject election results entirely.
Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.
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