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New Georgia Voting Bill Prompts $1.4 Million Bid to Stop It

  • Groups founded by Stacey Abrams among those fighting changes
  • Bill empowers criminal investigators, limits corporate help
Governor Brian Kemp

Governor Brian Kemp

Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg

A group of national and state progressive organizations plans to spend $1.4 million against a new election bill speeding through the Georgia legislature. 

The Republican-sponsored measure emerged suddenly last week and is expected to pass the House by the March 15 deadline for bills to clear one of the General Assembly’s two chambers. It would give the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the power to launch criminal investigations of alleged election fraud and allow members of the public to review paper ballots -- instead of digital copies -- without a court order, as now required.