ATLANTA — Following Democratic victories in November and January, Georgia Senate Republicans have proposed a barrage of voter suppression bills in an attempt to maintain their waning power. A total of nine bills to roll back voting rights were dropped today.
“This unhinged set of voter suppression bills from a radical Senate Republican leadership appears intended to appease conspiracy theorists like those who stormed the Capitol last month,” said Seth Bringman, spokesman for Fair Fight. “The bills are unnecessary by Republicans’ own assessments of the 2020 election, and designed to limit access and help Republicans stop losing elections in Georgia. Republicans wrote Georgia’s election laws, but they were humiliated on November 3 and January 5, so they are seeking to silence Georgians, particularly communities of color, who exercised their power to change Georgia. Fair Fight and our allies are prepared to fight every Republican attempt to roll back voting rights. Their desperation to hold onto power at the expense of Georgians’ constitutional right to access the ballot has never been clearer.”
Republicans have made clear they want to change election laws to help them win. In Gwinnett County, the state’s second-largest, the Republican chair of the county board said changes to election laws were needed so that Republicans “at least have a shot at winning” future elections.