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Georgia Voting Law ‘Intentional Discrimination,’ NAACP Suit Says

  • Civil rights group is latest to challenge restrictive new law
  • Republicans say it’s necessary to address fears of voter fraud
Brian Kemp
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Georgia’s restrictive new voting law is “intentional discrimination” and must be struck down as unconstitutional, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People said in a fresh lawsuit.

The law, which reins in absentee voting and makes it a crime to give water to voters waiting in lines, is a “thinly-veiled attempt to roll back the progress” in empowering minority voters in the state, the Georgia chapter of the civil rights group said in a statement on the lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Atlanta.