Georgia Governor Signs Election Overhaul, Including Changes To Absentee Voting

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday signed a massive overhaul of election laws, shortly after the Republican-controlled state legislature approved it. The bill enacts new limitations on mail-in voting, expands most voters’ access to in-person early voting and caps a months-long battle over voting in a battleground state.

“With Senate bill 202, Georgia will take another step toward ensuring our elections are secure, accessible and fair,” Kemp told reporters Thursday evening.

Kemp’s remarks during the signing appeared to have been cut short as Democratic state Rep. Park Cannon was escorted…

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